Brontophobia (Greek "bronte" - thunder and "phobos" - fear) is the fear of a thunderstorm. People of different ages may suffer from this psychological disorder but it is more typical of children.

Interestingly, some grown-ups who suffer from this phobia are afraid of death that may be caused by a lightning strike. They regard it as a punishment that may happen to them for their bad actions.

And what about you? Do you have a fear of thunderstorms?

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