Zeus’ Lightning in Early Greek Myth and in Kleanthes’ Hymn
By Jan Maarten Bremer
Roczniki Humanistyczne, Vol.54-55 No.3 (2006-7)
Extract: It is common knowledge that Zeus used his thunderbolt whenever he had to fight against cosmic adversaries or when he wanted to punish human upstarts. It will be rewarding to see precisely how this is recorded in the Greek texts of the archaic period. For Zeus’ battle against cosmic adversaries Hesiod’s Theogony is our prime witness.