It gave life to Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. It fueled Marty Mcfly’s time-machine in the movie, Back to the Future. The Romans believe that Jove, the King of the gods, used lightning to punish wrongdoers and change the outcome of wars. His favorite bird was said to carry his thunderbolts of wrath. Other cultures spoke of a thunderbird responsible for thunder and lightning. For many years, lightning has undoubtedly sparked our imagination.