"the thunderbolts of that pitiful Jupiter"
Jupiter and Thétis (1811)
Public DomainJupiter and Thétis (1811) - Credit: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

Jupiter (known in English as Jove, Marlow's favourite exclamation) was the Roman god of the sky and thunder, and protector of the Roman state and its laws. The equivalent of Zeus in the Greek pantheon, he was the Roman King of Gods (called dies pater: shining father), and was otherwise known as Caelestis (heavenly), Lucetius (of the light), Totans (thunderer), Fulgurator (of the lightning). As Jupiter Victor, he led the Roman army to victory. His attribute was the lightning or thunder bolt.