Published in Harnessing Fire
, an anthology (a book!) of prose, poetry, and art about Hephaestus. You can buy it from Amazon in paperback
, from Amazon in Kindle
, or from the online store in paperback
On Hephaestus, the coppersmith, the god of fire. The "curse" refers the curse of the binding throne for Hera, his mother, who physically crippled him by throwing him off Olympus for his ugliness. Eros is the god of love, with the bows and arrows. He was said to be the son of Ares and Aphrodite, but some say he was raised by Hephaestus. "Cyprian beloved" is of course, Aphrodite.
Tell me what you think, please? Thank you. Critique for tWR.