Zeus's Lightning Bolts in Greek Mythology
Powers and abilities
Destroying anything in its path
Source Lightning Bolts are the signature weapons of the Olympian god Zeus.
They are shown as the primary weapon of Zeus in
Hercules. Hera warns Zeus to keep them away from a baby Hercules who ends up electrocuting himself.
In the episode "
Unplugged Club", Mickey and the gang borrowed one of Zeus' lightning bolts to turn the power back on again when Pete turns off all the club's electricity by removing the electrical battery.
They appear in the show, known as the Olympian Crystal. Zelena uses it to kill
Hades, after he kills Robin Hood. It is also used by Regina to restore magic to Storybrooke after Henry destroys magic.
The lightning bolts are forged by
Hephaestus. These weapons allowed Zeus to defeat the
Titans and maintain order among the gods. Despite being unable to kill other gods, they are still highly painful to gods and thus feared by them.
According to Trivia, Zeus' thunderbolts can burn the skin off a god in two nanoseconds.