Template:Orphan Aetnaeus (Greek: Template:Polytonic) was an epithet given to several Greek and Roman gods and mythical beings connected with Mount Aetna,[1] such as Zeus, of whom there was a statue on Mount Aetna, and to whom a festival was celebrated there, called Aetnaea,[2] Hephaestus, who had his workshop in the mountain, and a temple near it,[3] and the Cyclops.[4][5]


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  2. Schol. ad Pind. Ol. vi. 162
  3. Aelian, Hist. An. xi. 3
  4. Virgil, Aeneid viii. 440, xi. 263, iii. 768
  5. Ov. Ex Pont. ii. 2.115