Zeus's Lightning Bolt (a.k.a. Thunderbolt, a.k.a. Master bolt) is the signature weapon and symbol of the Olympian god of thunder; Zeus. It was created for him by the Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires in Tartaros, in conjunction with Poseidon's Trident and Hades' Helm of Darkness to defeat the Titans.
During the Titanomakhy, when Zeus was at war against Cronus and the Titans, he released his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, along with the Cyclops and Hecatoncheires. In turn, the Cyclopes gave Zeus the thunderbolt, a weapon of lightning that was imbued with the power over the sky. The thunderbolt became a popular symbol of Zeus and continues to be today. Zeus and Zeus alone uses the thunderbolt (unlike the Trident which is used not only by Poseidon, Amphitrite and Triton).
The first of the thunderbolts was created by the Elder Cyclops.
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 Bolt itself is charged with electricity, and could 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 bolt is thought to have been one of many stored in a sack or a bucket.