In Greek mythology, Zeus, the God of Thunder, is said to have two powerful weapons at his disposal: his signature lightning bolts and the legendary Aegis.

Lightning Bolts

The lightning bolts were created by the Cyclops, powerful blacksmiths who were imprisoned by the Titans. When the three Olympian brothers, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus, freed the Cyclops, they crafted powerful weapons to help the brothers overthrow their father, Cronus, including Zeus’ Lightning Bolt, Helm of Darkness for Hades, and the Trident of Poseidon. The lightning bolts were imbued with the power of electrokinesis, which is why Zeus is referred to as the God of Thunder. The lightning bolts are so powerful that they are capable of destroying divine beings such as Gods or Titans. This gave Zeus supreme authority over the other Olympians, as they feared the power of his lightning bolts.

The Aegis

The Aegis is a goat-skin cloak that was created by the God of the Forge, Hephaestus, for his father Zeus. It was imbued with magical powers and is shared by Zeus with his daughter, Athena, the Goddess of War. The Aegis is said to be so powerful that when an Olympian wields it, they can sway the tide of battle in their favor. It can produce a sound which is said to be similar to the roar of ten thousand dragons, having the ability to cause indescribable pain and fear to the enemies of whomever wields it. The Aegis also has the ability to turn enemies to stone, thanks to the Gorgon’s head that was attached to it by Athena.