—i.e. Vulcan. It is said that he took the part of Juno
against Jupiter, and Jupiter hurled him out of heaven. He was three
days in falling, and at last was picked up, half-dead and with one leg
broken, by the fishermen of the island of Lemnos. (See Milton:
Paradise Lost, book i., 740, etc.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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