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Polytheistic  peoples of many cultures have postulated a thunder god, the personification or source of the forces of thunder and lightning. Frequently, the thunder god is known as the chief or king of the gods, for example Zeus in Greek mythology, or Indra in Hindu mythology, or otherwise a close relation, for example Thor, son of Odin, in Norse mythology.
==List of thunder gods==
===Ancient Near East===
*Teshub (Hurrian mythology)
*Adad, Ishkur, Marduk (Babylonian-Assyrian mythology)
*Hadad (Levantine mythology)

===Eurasian===

*Tarhunt (Hittite/Luwian mythology)
*Zeus (Greek Mythology)
* Brontes (Greek mythology)
*Jupiter, Summanus (Roman mythology)
*Taranis (Pan-Celtic); Ambisagrus, Leucetios, (Gaulish mythology)
*Þunraz (Germanic mythology; Anglo-Saxon Þunor, German Donar, Norse Þórr)
*Thor (Norse mythology)
*Perkunos (Balto-Slavic; Lithuanian Perkunas, Slavic Per(k)un )
*Perëndi (Albanian mythology)
*Gebeleizis (Dacian mythology)
*Zibelthiurdos (Thracian mythology)
*Ukko or Perkele (Finnish mythology)
*Horagalles (Sami mythology)
*Indra, Parjanya (Hindu mythology)
*Aplu (Etruscan mythology)

===East Asia===
*Lei Gong (Chinese mythology)
*Ajisukitakahikone, Raijin (Raiden-sama, Kaminari-sama), Tenjin (kami)<!--Raitaro, Susanowo--> (Japanese mythology)
*Susanoo (Japanese Mythology)
*Raiden, China (Mortal Kombat)

===Americas===
*Thunderbird (Native American mythology)
*Xolotl (Aztec and Toltec mythology)
*Chaac (Maya mythology)
*Apocatequil (Incan mythology)
*Cocijo (Mexican mythology)
*Aktzin (Mexican mythology)
*Jasso (Mexican mythology)
*Haokah (Lakota mythology)
* Tupã (Guaraní mythology, Brazil)
* Tunupã, Thunupã (Bolivian and Peruvian mythology)

===Africa===
*Set (god) (Egyptian mythology)
*Shango (Yorùbá mythology)
*Oya (goddess of thunder, Yoruba mythology)
*Azaka-Tonnerre (West African Vodun/Haitian Vodou)
*Mulungu
*Xevioso (alternately: Xewioso, Heviosso. Thunder god of the So region)

===South Pacific===
*Haikili (Polynesian mythology)
*Tawhaki (Polynesian mythology)
*Kaha'i (Polynesian mythology)
*Uira (Polynesian mythology

==Literature==
* H. Munro Chadwick, The Oak and the Thunder-God, Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1900).

==See also==
*Thunderbolt
*Donar's Oak
*Sky deity
*Nature worship





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