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Lightning Bolts

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Elder Kyclops
*Lightning and Storms Manipulation and Generation
  • Smiting and Divine Slaying

The Lightning Bolts were the signature weapon and symbol of Zeus.



During the Titanomakhy, after the Cyclops were released, the Cyclops were so grateful to the gods, they made gifts for them. Zeus received a bucket which would never run out of Lightning Bolts. Later, it was imbued with the power of the sky. The lightning bolt is the Symbol of Power of Zeus. Zeus and Zeus alone uses a Thunderbolt (unlike the Trident which is used not only by Poseidon, Amphitrite and Triton)...


The first of the Thunderbolts were created by the Elder Cyclops.

Later Use

While Typhon and Zeus are doing battle, Zeus throws a lightning bolt at Typhon which threw him to a mountain. Zeus, quickly regaining strength, tossed one hundred Lightning Bolts at Typhon, killing him. He then threw his remains into Tartatus.

Power and Abilities

The Bolts themselves were charged with electricity, and would have power over the skies and storms.

  • Divine Energy Weapon
    • Indestructible Item
    • Divine Magic
      • Unparalleled Electrokinesis
      • Unparalleled Atmokinesis
      • Highly Advanced Smiting
      • Divine Slaying


  • Sometimes, the bolts are thought to have been stored in a sack or a bucket.


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Items : AegisApple of DiscordAutomatonsBidentKabeirikoi HorsesKerykeionGolden FleeceHead of MedusaHelm of DarknessLightning BoltSpearTalosTrident of PoseidonWinged HelmetWinged SandalsZeus' Pelt