The Andonites early developed a fear of the elements—thunder, lightning, rain, snow, hail, and ice.  The early Semites regarded everything as being indwelt by a spirit. There were spirits of fire, water, and air. 
Early man was so impressed with the elemental disturbances that thunder was regarded as the voice of an angry god. The worship of fire and the fear of lightning were linked together and were widespread among many early groups.