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Thunderbolt And Lightning: The Divine Spark That Shaped History

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For millennia the phenomenon of lightning has been shrouded in mystery, inspiring much fascination by humans, who for the longest time lived outdoors in the shadows of these cosmic blasts of light. Modern humans have knowledge of lighting’s true nature and are able to balance its irregular flows that link water laden clouds with the earth. This powerful and threatening natural wonder, capable of exploding trees and setting crops alight, which has not yet been harnessed, scorched its legacy on world religion, mythology and folklore many thousands of years ago.

Statue of an anonymous male deity brought to Louis XIV, restored as Zeus by Pierre Granier (1686) (Public Domain)

Statue of an anonymous male deity brought to Louis XIV, restored as Zeus by Pierre Granier (1686) (Public Domain)

Modern Symbol Of Power

Today the thunderbolt is a universal electrical symbol and used as a logo, by rock bands such as the Australian hard rock band AC/DC,  to notorious fascist organizations such as the Schutzstaffel, the British Union of Fascists, and the Union of Bulgarian National Legions (SBNL). In pop culture the thunderbolt symbol is featured on the chests of the costumes worn by Captain Marvel, the Flash, Black Lightning, and Static and in the Marvel Universe the thunderbolt is the symbol seen on the torso of the costumes worn by Electro, Quicksilver, Black Bolt. Its association with power is the reason the thunderbolt is also a prominent symbol in modern heraldry and military iconography.

Bronze statuette of Zeus, found at Ambrakia, Aitoloakamania. The god holds the thunder with the right raised hand. An eagle on his extended left hand (490-480 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Bronze statuette of Zeus, found at Ambrakia, Aitoloakamania. The god holds the thunder with the right raised hand. An eagle on his extended left hand (490-480 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens(CC BY-SA 2.0)

Thunderbolt Of The Gods

Ancient hieroglyphs, carved stones and works of art also depict thunderbolts, which were symbolic representations of lightning strikes, accompanied by a crash of thunder. This perceived manifestation of divinity has been used as a powerful symbol throughout history, evident in the religions, mythologies and folklore of ancient cultures, most often as the divine weapon of sky gods threatening imminent destruction on earth. An example is Viracocha, the supreme creator deity of the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America, who was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and regarded as the creator of all things: the substance from which all things were created. In the ancient city of Tiwanaku, in modern-day Bolivia, the Gate of the Sun is a ten-ton megalith dating to about 200 BC and at its apex it features the creator god Viracocha holding a bolt of lightning in each hand.


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Ashley Cowie is a Scottish historian, author and documentary filmmaker presenting original perspectives on historical problems, in accessible and exciting ways. His books, articles and television shows explore lost cultures and kingdoms, ancient crafts and artifacts, symbols and architecture, myths and legends telling thought-provoking stories which together offer insights into our shared social history.

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By Ashley Cowie



Hi Ashley,

You're most likely tired of my Enoch direction but it seems this is the direction I'm going. I have the Name of at least one of the 200, Fallen Angels, The Watchers that is....okay so I have 18 names but the lightening bolts are significant clues, you know the ones that came from The Heaven's married, human women of Cain's bloodline; probably why they were all classed these children of those Angels as Cannibals well that and the fact reportedly they were eating people (just not each other).

Right so the Name of the statue that King Louis the 14th got as a gift his name is Baraqiel, sometimes Baraqel remember The Baals that the Phoenicians and Canaanites once in a while Bible History Israel often worshipped? The name comes from him Baraqiel in Hebrew it means Lightening Giver.

I don't know for sure because I'm still studying this subject as of right now; I've noticed I think one way but then a whole other outcome comes along and I change the direction of thinking on an Enoch Possiblity.

Getting back to Baraqiel or Baraqel, I think his wife's name of Cain's Bloodline might have been ashera? I also think that the following names of the baal line are his son's...


The next of Baraqiels family which is a possibility are his grandchildren so here we go...

Marmaduke (this one has wings his father might be a Cherub)

I think Baraqiels family inherited skills from him but Enoch also stated that these angel husbands/Father's taught their families Secrets of Heaven.

God sent Enoch to tell those same Angels that although, it was true; they knew the Secrets of the Universe, what they had was Spiritual, and that marriage wasn't meant for the Angels, it's a gift God gave to humanity only.

God then let these Fallen Angels know that with the Secrets of The Universe they've barely even begun to scratch the Surface, of those, Mysteries.

For me this one scenario in Enoch, it's like that with, The Bible we who are believers; have barely begun to scratch the Surface, of The Bible it is why Bible Study is so important for us believers.

Alright where was I oh yes Baraqiel so five maybe considered Baraqiel or Baraqels children, I think that baal is the tribes identification with their Father.

According to Enoch 1 The Book of The Watchers Baraqiels children and all of the other 199 Angels who joined Baraqiel in marrying and having children by Human women grew to 3000 ft in Height exaggeration?

6 years ago I would have thought that very same thing but, thanks to Greco-Roman Oral Stories about The Race of Titans not anymore.

I'm not sure why they got that big but, I do know that the Angels in Heaven stand somewhere at least 10 Feet Tall maybe more.

There are some other Heavenly Beings imprisoned in a 5th Heaven identified as 2nd Hell in Enoch 2 He called them The Grigori.

What the gist is (supposedly they can sing beautifully when not depressed with being bound by chains), (They Fought in The First War in Heaven led by Lucifer) so they have to wait for Judgment Day which decides their fate.

According to Enoch however, He said they were at least 3 times Bigger than the 3000 feet children by the watcher angels, oh Enoch also said that 3 of the prisoners called again Grigori had escaped their prison and came straight to Earth where they had children either human women are through the other Angels children.

So that mysterious statue piece of Zeus person as a gift for King Louis the 14th, probably, Baraqiel or his grandson we know as Zeus.

I know from The Epistle of Jude chapter 1:6 that these Angels and the escaped Grigori are bound by chains in eternal darkness they their remain till Judgment Day of which they will die from The Second Death and Probation will be over for everyone.

So that's my thought on the Lightening Bolt divine signature angle say what do you think of the Trident seen in Greece, Rome, and India being held by sea deities?

This is a fun article to read thanks for sharing until next time Goodbye!

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