INTO THE CARPATHIANS
"Huge black billows joined jagged peaks to silhouette the rays of a departed sun, while purple-white flashes
began strobing the darkened rock and snow and cloud...
The patter of rain started shortly after I crawled into my tent, followed by the full fury of whatever thunder god now rules these
heavens. Many have come and gone—the Celtic Taranis, the Germanic
Thor, the Slavic Perun (all possible descendants
of the proto-Indo-European Perkwunos)—and when Marcus Aurelius came dealing retribution,
he would have brought Jupiter.
— Lead-in to the "Rain Miracle of Marcus Aurelius," pages 94-95, Into the Carpathians, Part 2, © Alan E. Sparks.