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 Hephæs’tos.He’ra. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Heptarchy (Greek for seven governments).
 
The Saxon Heptarchy is the division of England into seven parts, each of which had a separate ruler: as Kent, Sussex, Wessex, Essex, East Anglia, Mercia, and Northumbria.   1
 


 Hephæs’tos.He’ra. 

 
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