The Pirates Of Atlantis
Fire is the earliest of man’s tools, and man owes its knowledge of fire, and indeed of all goodly crafts and arts, to the god Phestos, who gave it them as a gift and sign of his good grace. Appearing to men as a kindly old smith of immense strength, he taught them how to work clay, wood, and metal, both to craft things they needed and to create works pleasing to the eye.
Atlantean legends claim that Phestos is so skilled he can create metal men who live and breathe, swords and spears that can fight by themselves without a man’s hand to guide them, a palace so intricately put together it can be folded up and carried in one’s pocket, and a thousand other marvels. Heroes (and those who would be heroes) often pray to Phestos for gifts of enchanted weapons and armor with which to destroy monsters and the enemies of Atlantis. The god’s symbol, a hammer, is carved into the lintel of the doorway of every smithy on the Great Island.