A thunderbolt or lightning bolt is a symbolic representation of lightning when accompanied by a loud thunderclap. In Indo-European mythology, the thunderbolt was identified with the'Sky Father', it may have been a symbol of cosmic order, as expressed in the fragment from Heraclitus describing "the Thunderbolt that steers the course of all things". In its original usage the word may have been a description of the consequences of a close approach between two planetary cosmic bodies, as Plato suggested in Timaeus, or, according to Victor Clube, though this is not the case; as a divine manifestation the thunderbolt has been a powerful symbol throughout history, has appeared in many mythologies. Drawing from this powerful association, the thunderbolt is found in military symbolism and semiotic representations of electricity. Lightning plays a role in many mythologies as the weapon of a sky god and weather god; as such, it is an unsurpassed method of dramatic instantaneous retributive destruction: thunderbolts as divine weapons can be found in many mythologies.

In the Torah, the word for "arrow", khets חֵץ, is used for the "arrows" of YHWH/Elohim, which are represented as lightnings in Habakuk 3:11, but as general calamities inflicted on men as divine punishment in Deuteronomy 32:42, Psalm 64:7, Job 6:4, etc. Indo-European traditions In Hittite mythology, a triple thunderbolt was one symbol of Teshub. Vedic religion the god Indra is the god of lightning, his main weapon is the thunderbolt. In Greek mythology, the thunderbolt is a weapon given to Zeus by the Cyclopes. Based on this, in Roman mythology, the thunderbolt is a weapon given to Jupiter by the Cyclopes, is thus one of the emblems of Jupiter depicted on Greek and Roman coins and elsewhere as an eagle holding in its claws a thunderbolt which resembles in form a bundle of crossed sticks. In Celtic mythology, Taranis is the god of thunder, in Tuireann. In Nordic mythology, Thor is the god of thunder and lightning, wielding Mjolnir. In Turkish mythology, Bayülgen creates the thunderbolts. In Maya mythology, Huracan is sometimes represented as three thunderbolts.

In Guaraní mythology, Tupã has power over lightning. In Cherokee mythology, the Ani Hyuntikwalaski cause lightning fire in a hollow sycamore tree. In Ojibway mythology, thunder is created by the Thunderbirds, which can be both benevolent and malevolent to human beings. In Igbo mythology, the thunderbolt is the weapon of Amadioha/Amadiora. In Yoruba mythology, the thunderbolt is the weapon of Shango. In Tibetan Buddhism, the Vajra or thunderbolt is symbol of Vajrayana branch. In Paleo-Balkan mythology, Zibelthiurdos: a god recognized as similar to the Greek Zeus as a wielder of lightning and thunderbolts. In Navajo mythology, the hero twins, Naʼídígishí and Naayééʼ Neizghání, have bows that shoot thunderbolts as arrows. In Chinese mythology, Lei Gong uses thunderbolts as a weapon and his wife, Dian Mu, creates the accompanying lightning flashes with her mirror; the name "thunderbolt" or "thunderstone" has been traditionally applied to the fossilised rostra of belemnoids. The origin of these bullet-shaped stones was not understood, thus a mythological explanation of stones created where a lightning struck has arisen.

The thunderbolt or lightning bolt continues into the modern world as a prominent symbol. The thunderbolt is used as an electrical symbol. A thunderbolt is used in the logo of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC; the logo of the People's Action Party in Singapore Numerous fascist organizations such as the Schutzstaffel and the British Union of Fascists have used thunderbolts as their symbols. In the DC Universe, the thunderbolt is the symbol seen on the chest of the costumes worn by Captain Marvel, the Flash, Black Lightning, Static. In the Marvel Universe the thunderbolt is the symbol seen on the torso of the costumes worn by Quicksilver, Black Bolt, is the name of a superhero team; the thunderbolt is used in the logo of the American franchise Power Rangers. In the Harry Potter franchise, the scar on Harry's forehead is in the shape of a thunderbolt; the letter "P" in the Harry Potter logo is designed in the shape of a thunderbolt. In the novel The Godfather, "being hit with the thunderbolt" is an Italian expression referring to a man being spellbound at the sight of a beautiful woman.

The novel's emerging main character is affected in this fashion and marries a woman whose appearance affects him in this way. In the Pokémon media franchise, Thunderbolt is the name of a powerful Electric type attack; the thunderbolt is the mascot of Cranston High School East in Rhode Island. Mjölnir Thunderstone Vajra Quasi-realtime thunderbolt information in Japan

Leon Reid

Leon Reid is a male track and field sprinter that competes for Ireland. He trains in Bath, England. Reid has self-identified as Irish. Born in the West Country, Reid won silver medals for Great Britain at the European Youth Summer Olympic Festival, 2013 European Athletics Junior Championships and 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships, he won a relay silver medal for England at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games. He decided to represent Northern Ireland – the nation of his mother's birth – and made his international debut for them at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he attempted to transfer his allegiance to represent Ireland, but this move was blocked following a temporary freeze on such moves by the International Association of Athletics Federations. Once the freeze was lifted, Reid began competing for Ireland, with his first event the 2018 European Championships. Reid took bronze in the men's 200 metres at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, he finished 4th, but was elevated when Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for a lane violation.

This was the first Commonwealth Games athletics medal for Northern Ireland in 28 years. List of Commonwealth Games medallists in athletics Leon Reid at World Athletics

Orel (movement)

The Orel is a Moravia-based Czech youth movement and gymnastics organization which emerged between 1896–1909 as Catholic Church-supported competitor of another Czech sport movement Sokol, oriented more nationalistic and rather anti-Catholic. Orel movement, defining itself as "Christian sport organization", still exists and has about 19,000 members. Since 1921 is member of international sport association FICEP. Party always cooperated in close with Moravian-Silesian Christian Social Party and with the Czechoslovak People's Party. A similar organization with the same name was organized in the Slovene Lands and in Croatia, where it competed with the local Sokol movement, it was dissolved in the early 1930s by the following dictatorship in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Bežigrad Stadium Strahov Stadium Home page