Πιφαυξκόμενος τὰ ἃ κ̂ηλα=Il. 12.280 (of a snowstorm sent by Zeus). The shafts of light are the “weapons” of Apollo, just as the snowflakes are the weapons of Zeus. Theog. 708 the “κῆλα” of Zeus are thunder, lightning, and the thunderbolt. The manifestation of light is appropriate to the sun-god, but is also a mark of other divinities (see on h. Dem. 189).
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