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Zeus (Jupiter) - Oak and Thunder Club

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Oak and Thunder Club

Zeus and Thor have an exclusive two-god club. What do they do? Well, their secret club meets under an oak tree and they nerd out over their interest in meteorology.


Thor is a rough and tough Norse god known for taking down giants with his magical hammer. He's also associated with lightning, thunder, and the oak tree. Sounds a lot like Zeus, doesn't he? Zeus chucks bolts of lightning down to earth with his bare hands, but Thor has a hammer to make thunder and chariot that create lightning. Both gods are also linked to the oak tree, maybe because oaks are "more likely than other trees to be struck by lightning, and more likely to survive a strike" (source).

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