Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

Jason Pitzl-Waters —  August 12, 2011 — 17 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.

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  • EdthePagan

    Love the fact that people are waking up to the Dominionist threat. It is important, and I guess maybe people will consider this. But is important to look at social dynamics, and they have already moved deep into our government, and that this next election will allow them to plunge deeper. Momentum is a important factor in politics, and unless that is disrupted, it will gain strength.

  • Hbuchy

    interestingly on the Marvel comics thing, wonder if the misspelling was purposely done?
    The Gallo-celtic god would be Taranis.

    • http://www.wildhunt.org/blog/ Jason Pitzl-Waters

      There are variants, equated with Jupiter, with that spelling.

      http://goo.gl/cWAhG

    • Mia

      Traditional gods that enjoyed popularity or high status have had lots of different spellings (and some misspellings) over time and space due to regional dialects. “Thunder gods” tend to be one of them.

  • Finnchuillsmast@wordpress.com

    There never would’ve been an LGBT movement if we were worried about social conventions.

    • http://www.facebook.com/enodiaofthestar Lindsey Vaughn

      just about every human rights movement ever wouldn’t happen if we were worried about social conventions.

  • Baruch Dreamstalker

    I’m glad to see an arm of the UN stand up against religious censorship. For a long while I’ve wondered if the UN would crumble under anti-blasphemy pressure both East and West.

  • Anonymous

    Mmk, Mr. Judge. Deny someone a Bible. After all, it incites plenty of violence!

  • Magaly Guerrero

    “spoiled for choice” how delightful.

    Hm, I have never read Mercedes Lackey’s stories, I guess I better get up to date. I will probably report back with any findings. I’m in love with the subject of Witches in Fiction.

  • Guest

    Jason, For want of a better way to tell you about it (in case you hadn’t heard) apparently David Barton wants to scalp Republicans politicians who voted for marriage equality in New York. http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/08/barton-on-pro-gay-marriage-ny-senators-hang-their-bloody-scalps-over-the-gallery-rail/

    Not explicitly Pagan per say, but given our generally progressive opinions of our LGBT friends something to be aware of I think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amanichols Amanda Wykes

      Whoa. That guy is nuts!

    • Lori F – MN

      scalp? Isn’t that, like, a terroristic threat?

    • Baruch Dreamstalker

      I believe it’s a metaphor but Barton seems to move in a nimbus of violent metaphors. His is the work Mike Huckabee wants widely taught “at gunpoint.”

  • Hbuchy

    yep, you’re right.
    But one variant, from an inscription in Chester, and debated as associated with taranis. Most likely an inscription from a Roman legionaire from the area of the Tanarus river in Liguria. The god of that river, thought to have been associated with Jupiter,due to its nature, being fed from rainfall into a torrent during spring and autumn. Jupiter has lots of epithets, and not always associated with his thunder aspect.
    It’s still interesting that Marvel picked that one, when they could have used the more common ‘Taranis’.

  • Anonymous

    I personally think LaVey’s book is trash…but it’s recognized even by the US Army as being “legitimate,” and that judge should be dismissed from his bench for his obvious hatred of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

    • Alley Valkyrie

      Unfortunately, what the US Army considers legitimate has no bearing on federal jurisprudence. Case law regarding a prisoner’s right to the Satanic Bible is arguably murky. A federal appeals court (11th Circuit) ruled in the late 1980s that prisons could deny access to the Satanic Bible, but that same case would be judged under a stricter standard of review if retried today due to RLUIPA. Last year a federal district court in Montana ruled that a inmate does have a right to the book, and the prison settled with the inmate over the issue rather than risk an appeals court affirming that ruling. Of course, neither of these rulings affect what happens in a federal district court in Illinois, but my point is that it’s a much trickier issue than it may seem on the surface.

    • Alley Valkyrie

      Unfortunately, what the US Army considers legitimate has no bearing on federal jurisprudence. Case law regarding a prisoner’s right to the Satanic Bible is arguably murky. A federal appeals court (11th Circuit) ruled in the late 1980s that prisons could deny access to the Satanic Bible, but that same case would be judged under a stricter standard of review if retried today due to RLUIPA. Last year a federal district court in Montana ruled that a inmate does have a right to the book, and the prison settled with the inmate over the issue rather than risk an appeals court affirming that ruling. Of course, neither of these rulings affect what happens in a federal district court in Illinois, but my point is that it’s a much trickier issue than it may seem on the surface.