The three ladies (his daughter, maid and lover) want a half of him, but seriously, who divides a half into three?
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Athena has given her words to her father that Vulcan, the mortal is better than every god, Zeus, her father formed and proposed that she marry. Because of that, she can't return to her father with shame and regret. She stands her ground, she will fight for who she loves.
The Nymph will not back down, because all her life, she had only been a puppet to Athena's will, and taking her man will be the best comeback.
Prium will not let Vulcan off her hook because she had left every thing she was and had back in the village because of him. Returning to the village is a 'NO'.