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Why Our Thunderbolt Hoodie is The Best Valentine's Gift

7 FEB 2021

Why Our Thunderbolt Hoodie is The Best Valentine's Gift 

In Greek mythology, the thunderbolt is Zeus’ weapon of choice and therefore a symbol of divine power.

For Heraclitus, it also constituted a symbol of cosmic order, while Plato suggested that it described the result of two planetary bodies coming into close contact. For Zeus + Dione, the thunderbolt is above all else a symbol of falling head over heels in love. It can’t be a coincidence that love, at first sight, is metaphorically described as being hit by lighting in both Greek (κεραυνοβόλος έρωτας) and French (coup de foudre). Let’s not forget that Zeus himself had more than his fair share of passionate flings, including Dione who gave him Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and eternal youth. Therefore, in our mind, Zeus used the thunderbolt to wage love, not war, to ignite passion and inspire devotion, to awaken dormant hearts - which is why Z+D 'Thunder' hoodies are unisex, to be worn by couples as a declaration of mutual infatuation, as a token of their blazing love.