Perkūnas was the god of thunder in Baltic mythology. In Lithuanian and Latvian mythology, he is known as the god of thunder, rain, mountains, oak trees and the sky.
Perkūnas represents creative forces, courage, success, the sky, rain, thunder, heavenly fire or lightning and celestial elements in a triad of gods. He was also considered as the right hand and executor of Dievas‘s will. Perkūnas may seem to surpass Dievas because he is visible and has defined mythological functions. The god of thunder was described as middle-aged, carrying axe and arrows, and rides in a two-wheeled chariot harnessed with goats.