Бог ночного неба в Европе бронзового века
Although the names of Greek Zeus, Roman Jupitter, Indian Dyaus belong with the semantic sphere of brightness of heaven and daylight, it can be shown that some European (and Indo-European) ethnic groups were also familiar with an idea of the night sky god. Greek, Indian, Iranian and other texts repeatedly mention the eye of a highest god, and there are Sumerian precedents for that. The idea of the eye of god has something to do with symbolic representation of the celestial pole. Various motifs of European Bronze Age decorations can be interpreted in a similar way. Along with the image of the eye of god, changes in religious preferences and local pantheons brought also about the idea of one-eyed monsters.