A thunderbolt is a winged, swirling pillar of flame, thrown from the hand of God or the gods. It may be shown with lightning bolts behind it, crossed in saltire; the pillar is palewise by default. Described in de Bara’s Blason des Armoiries, 1581 , and Guillim’s Display of Heraldrie, 1610 , the thunderbolt is accepted for Society use… but Your Author knows of no actual examples of the thunderbolt in period armory.
Caris Maniske bears: Per fess argent and purpure, a thunderbolt counterchanged.
Huldah von Jal bears: Per bend sinister sable and gules, a thunderbolt Or.
Marcus Marius Leontius Britannicus bears: Gules, a thunderbolt and a chief embattled Or.