• Category: Lightning Clipart
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  • Date: December 16, 2017

All older civilizations saw in the impressive discharge of electricity from the HEA YENS, bringing FIRE and destruction to the EARTH, an expression and symbol of supernatural power. It is usually the sky-god or KING of the gods who destroys enemy creatures on earth, or punishes insubordinate humans, with an AX or a HAMMER. Because it comes from the skies, lightning also functions as a symbol of extraterrestrial illumination. In dry regions, which depended upon rainstorms, lightning was also associated with making fields fertile and came to symbolize masculine vitality. The Etruscans interpreted lightning as an omen: in the eastern sky, it was a good augur in the west, unfavorable the northeast was the best, and lightning in the northwest foretold catastrophe. Priests at Roman oracles adopted this system. Lightning was attributed to Zeus Ceraunus (JUPITER Fulgur), and to the Slavic THUNDER-god Perun (Latvian Perkons, Lithuanian Perkunas) or in earlier times the West Semitic god Hadad. Persons killed by lightning were thought to have been marked by the god in question and had to be buried on the spot. In Judeo-Christian thought lightning is a symbol of God's immediate presence (the revelation of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai) or of the Last Judgment. In the Renaissance lightning came to emblematize the inscrutable ways of Providence: What use are fortress, trench, can moat or wall prevail! Against the lightning hurled by Heaven's Lord and Master?/ And sentry's watch, but little can avail, alas!! 'Tis God's protection only can avert disaster [Hohberg]. Native American tradition attributes lightning to supernatural thunder-birds and represents lightning with the same zigzag strokes that are familiar in Western Europe. The Aztecs of Mexico represented lightning with the god Xolotl in the guise of a DOG, that also accompanied the dead. Lightning splits open the earth and thus opens the way to the underworld for gods and humans. (See STORM.) The Incas of ancient Peru had a common word, illapa, for thunder and lightning, and they used the name for the blunderbusses (literally, thunder-boxes) of the conquistadors as well. Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616) records that thunder and lightning were not revered as being themselves divine, but rather as servants of the sacred SUN the servants lived not in heaven but in the air. In analytical psychology lightning is seen as a symbol of masculine vitality. But the fiery passion and intellectual fervor that it can ignite are also flames that can consume us. . . . A bolt of lightning can strike from out of a sky of BLUE or gray [Aeppli]. In many cultures lightning is portrayed as a SNAKE cast down from heaven. Thus the Aztecs had not only the canine Xolotl but also the obsidian serpent Itzc6atl, and the ancient Finns a snake of many colors, which is said to have fallen to the depths of the SEA and been eaten by a salmon, from whose belly humans extracted the bright flashes of heavenly FIRE (see SPARKS). The superhuman powers of the gods of heaven is symbolized in the myth of the Greek princess Semele, where Zeus, father of the gods, appears as a procreative bolt of lightning. When Zeus promised to grant her every wish, she asked him to come to her as a suitor exactly as he had gone to Hera. He could not take back his word, and he rode into her chamber in a chariot, with bolts of lightning and thunder, and he hurled the lightning. The horrified Semele went mad she gave birth to a premature child, whom Zeus saved from the flames [that he had himself unleashed] and sewed up in his own thigh [Apollodorus, Library]. The child was Dionysus (see BACCHUS), the god of ecstatic intoxication, whom Zeus turned into a young GOAT to protect him from the jealous Hera.

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