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Headword: *ai)qalo/eis qeo/s
Adler number: alphaiota,109
Translated headword: sooty god
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] Hephaistos, since [he is a] blacksmith. The same [god] is called famed-for-craft [klutote/xnhs], since his skill at smithy-work is renowned.[1]
Greek Original:
*ai)qalo/eis qeo/s: o( *(/hfaistos, w(s xalkeu/s. o( au)to\s de\ kai\ klutote/xnhs le/getai, w(s e)/ndocon e)/xwn th\n xalkeutikh/n.
For the adjective here see already alphaiota 108. The phrase as a whole appears to stem from Nonnus, Dionysiaca 27.123 ('sooty Hephaistos').
[1] Repeated at kappa 1849.
Keywords: definition; imagery; mythology; poetry; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 October 2002@20:30:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 31 October 2002@03:31:21.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 14 May 2012@04:22:11.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 November 2015@04:56:04.


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