How to use Thunder-god in a sentence
Some mythologists have compared the hammer of Hephaestus with that of Thor, and have explained it as the emblem of a thunder-god; but it is Zeus, not Hephaestus, who causes the thunder, and the emblems of the latter god are merely the signs of his occupation as a smith.
He is represented as specially lord of the elements, the thunder-god.
Also the close special association of the European Thunder-God and the oak-tree has recently been exposed.'
See Chadwick in Anthropological Journ., 1900, on " The Oak and the Thunder-God."
Odin's wife was Frigg; their sons were Thor (the thunder-god) and Balder, whose myth is well known in English poetry.Advertisement
Ti was probably the same god of whom early Roman writers speak under the name Mars (see T y x), while Thunor was doubtless the thunder-god (see Thor).
Homer calls the God of the lower world Zeus KaraxOovcos, 6 and the title of Zeus XOovcos which was known to Hesiod, occurred in the worship of Corinth;';' and there is reason to believe that Eubouleus of Eleusis and Trophonius of Lebadeia are faded forms of the nether Zeus; in the Phrygian religion of Zeus, which no doubt contains primitive Aryan elements, we find the Thunder-God associated also with the nether powers.8 A glimpse into a very old stratum of Hellenic religion is afforded us by the records of Dodona.