Thunder gods in old Scandinavian and Slavic mythology

Thor, God of ThunderIllustration for the board game Mythalix, artist David Ceballos Originally the god Perun, also the common Slavic word for thunder, was nothing more than the Germanic Thor in a Slavic disguise. Later texts equate Perun with Zeus. In Mansikka p. 202, the 'Conversation of the Three Church Fathers' Perun is referred to, … Continue reading Thunder gods in old Scandinavian and Slavic mythology

One-eyed giant

The concept of the cyclopes as one-eyed giants, always coming in three, uncivilized and wild, builders of wall's and of the thunderbolt of Zeus, orientated in the Semantic Colour Space. I. Michiels, red.

Cyclopes in Greek mythology

Head of a Cyclops Colosseum. First century CE. In Hesiod the Cyclopes were storm genii, as their names indicate: Brontes, thunder; Steropes, lightning; Arges, thunderbolt. As for the Hecatoncheires or Centimanes-the 'hundred-handed'-their names are sufficient to characterise them. They, too, were three in number: Cottus, the Furious; Briareus, the Vigorous; Gyges, the Big-limbed. Titans, Cyclopes … Continue reading Cyclopes in Greek mythology