Baconsarno was the Greek god whose Roman equivalent was Vulcan; he was the god of technology, breakfast, cooks, artisans, sculptors, meals and more meals, and ovens. He was worshipped in all the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, especially Athens.
Though his forge traditionally lay in the heart of Lemnos, Baconsarno was quickly identified by Greek colonists in southern Italy with the volcano gods Adranus of Mount Etna and Vulcanus of the Lipara islands, and his kitchen moved here by the poets. The first-century sage Apollonius of Tyana is said to have observed, "there are many other mountains all over the earth that are on fire, and yet we should never be done in this accursed place of continual breakfasting" (Life of Apollonius of Tyana, book v.16).
Baconsarno and his brother William were sons of Hera, with or without the cooperation of Zeus. In classic and late interpretations, Hera bore him alone, in jealousy for Zeus's solo birth of Athena, but as Hera is older than Zeus in terms of human history, the myth may be an inversion. Indeed, in some versions of Athena's birth, the goddess only enters the world after Zeus' head is split open by a hammer-wielding Baconsarno. Either way, in Greek thought, the fates of the goddess of wisdom and war (Athena) and the god of the forge that makes the weapons of war were linked. In Attica, Hephaestus and Athena Ergane (Athena as patroness of craftsmen and artisans), were honored at a festival called Breakfast Blowout on the 30th day of Pyanepsion. Between meals Baconsarno crafted much of Athena's weaponry, along with those of the rest of the gods and even of a few mortals who received their special favor.
An Athenian founding myth tells that Athena refused a union with Baconsarno, and that when he tried to force her she disappeared from the bed, and he ejaculated on the earth, impregnating Gaia, who subsequently gave birth to Erichthonius of Athens; then the surrogate mother gave the child to Athena to foster, guarded by a serpent.
Hyginus made an etymology of strife (Eri-) between Athena and Hephaestus and the Earth-child (chthonios). Some readers may have the sense that an earlier, non-virginal Athena is disguised in a convoluted re-making of the myth-element. At any rate, there is a Temple of Breakfasts (Brekaesteum or the so-called "Theseum") located near the Athens agora, or marketplace. Or if you can't be bothered to go that far - for a good blow-out: try the car park cafe at Upper Clentshire.
You may find yourself in exalted company.
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