Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  July 7, 2011 — 24 Comments

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.

That’s it for now! Feel free to discuss any of these links in the comments, some of these I may expand into longer posts as needed.


Jason Pitzl-Waters


  • Oliver Platt as Apollo? Say it isn’t so!

    Although I’m curious to see Walken as Zeus….

    • That’s as bad as Henry Zebrowski playing Hermes. IMDB had no pictures of him, so I had to hit up Google to get a look at him.

    • Christopher Walken /is/ a God, so he can play whomever the hell he damn well wants LOL! >:) See now me, I would love to see such a film slide into dark humor with modern concepts included. I rather liked Percy Jackson because of that.

      I would love to see Steve Buscemi and Harvey Keitel getting involved – Steve as Charon, arguing over the cost of a ferry ride (reverse ala Reservoir Dogs tipping scene). Harvey… hmmm… no nonsense, quick… I’m definitely thinking Prometheus. Then I’d turn the whole thing into a Quentin Tarantino film, with QT getting a bit role someplace, perhaps one of Medusa’s victims, some 70s surfer music… oh yeah, that could be fun! 😉

      • Gerard Butler or Javier Bardiem as Hephaestus!

        • Gerard. Definitely Gerard. >:)~~~~~~~~~

          • Dervaloch Maqqnuduns

            Step off, fangirl. The Spartans wore body armor, and no one was ripped like that back then.

          • “Step off fangirl”

            Was that necessary?

          • And the original Phantom of the Opera was hideous, but what has that got to do with Gerard limping around as Hephaestus? Hopefully shirtless?

          • My penis says you’re a party pooper.

          • Dervaloch Maqqnuduns

            Star, have you ever heard of “the idealized form”? Yeah, those Greeks like to carve things in an idealized way, not so much the way things were. But don’t let me get in the way of your fantasies anymore. Ruadhan, I’m not a party pooper. I am the party.

          • Idealized? Sure, but my point was somebody was ripped back then for them to carve that great six-pack. They didn’t look at a potbelly and then invent bronze abs on an artist’s whim.

          • RE: Riace bronzes
            That level of anatomical knowledge really needs a basis of reality. Furthermore, it’s perfectly in the realm of reality for the physical exercises performed back then, as well as the local diet of the time. Obviously there were at least *a few people* who looked like that back then — hell, most of the guys on my high school’s track team looked like the Riace bronzes, and these were farm boys who barely knew the “proper form” for doing crunches. It’s tremendously more far-fetched to say that there *were not* ANY men who looked like that back then than to say that there were. Your insistance that absolutely nobody looked like that in Classical Hellas displays a lack of historical knowledge and a practically Heraklean volume of anatomical ignorance.

          • Piss off, sanctimonious asshat.

      • ha ha.. I love your version, Lori. And you’re right, Christopher Walken IS a god, who can fly!! (Weapon of Choice)

    • Elnigma

      But Oliver Platt could look good in a toga.

  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    Kudos to the Tampa Tribune for interviewing someone who knew what she was talking about, and not trimming that part for space to fit in another advt.

  • I think the casting for “Gods Behaving Badly” makes sense considering what they are going for.

  • Laura M. LaVoie

    That is a most bizarre cast for that movie. I am most intrigues by Nelsan Ellis playing any god. I love him in True Blood, but when I posed the question about how paganism was portrayed inthat show to a panel a last years Dragon*Con he seemed concerned that people actually believed tha stuff. I am on my iPod or I would link it, but there is video of that answer at The juggler from september of last year.

  • Dervaloch Maqqnuduns

    Oliver Platt as Apollo? No. No. And a third No to make it powerful and heard in all three realms. Christopher Walken as Zeus? The man could play anyone, and I’d think it was a great idea. He could play the 16 year old Helen Keller and I’d consider it brilliant casting. He’ll always be my Zeus.

    • Elnigma

      Sharon Stone probably could be a Gorgon, but an Aphrodite?

      • It’s cos about twenty years ago, she was in this little film called Basic Instinct, and has since been typecase as “the femme fatale”.