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The Morality of Chaos

I've been reading Warhammer: Trollslayer. And today's google doodles have many alternate versions, but one is a fox. What do these two things have to do with each other? Read on.

Tom N. lent me his copy of Trollslayer because there's some transparently heathen content in it. Aside from the things copied from Tolkien, like the dwarf warrior character, which are ultimately derived from Norse mythology through the lens of Tolkien, there is also the point of view character's religion. Felix, the narrator and Gotrek's sidekick, worships Sigmar, a Thor-like god (whose worshippers have a few structures borrowed from Christianity, but not enough to obscure the meaning of wearing a hammer symbol around one's neck for protection.) 

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  • John Loving
    John Loving says #
    *waves at Erin* On Chaos, A chaotic alignment doesn't equate to be evil... Chaotic Evil... is more let us burn the village down be
  • Erin Lale
    Erin Lale says #
    Hi, John. (waves back.) Yep. Thanks!
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I'm glad to read that I wasn't the only one who related that Nolan chart to the AD&D alignment chart. I've enjoyed AD&D over the
  • Erin Lale
    Erin Lale says #
    Thanks and you're welcome!
Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, February 22

The occult-themed horror film The Witch makes its debut. Dungeons & Dragons gets a new comic. And a Native American / American Indian writer examines the contrast between indigenous peoples' portrayal in The Revenant and other popular films. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment about magic and religion in popular culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, February 15

The occult influence of David Bowie's last album is examined. Wizards of the Coast opens up D&D publication to amateur designers and dungeon masters. And one of Antonin Scalia's stranger influences on popular culture is discussed. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment on magic and religion in pop culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, October 12

A biographer captures the tale of D&D creator Gay Gygax's life. A mythology-themed strategy game gets a new, Asian-themed expansion. And one writer considers the difference between blackface and cosplay. It's Airy Monday, our weekly take on magic and religion in pop culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, September 14

Hayao Miyazaki opens a nature sanctuary for children. A colorful comic deconstructs the magical girl genre made famous by Sailor Moon. And one woman learn how to balance femininity and feminism through tabletop gaming. Welcome to Airy Monday, our weekly take on news about magic and religion in popular culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, August 31

A young comic artist talks about her path to success. Innsmouth Press releases a new anthology of Lovecraftian stories centered on women. And Matt Ryan's depiction of the demon-hunting sorcerer Constantine returns to television with the CW's Arrow. It's Airy Monday, our weekly take on magic and religion in pop culture. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Airy Monday, August 24

The universe of The Walking Dead expands to include a new prequel spin-off. A list of the 20 most useless Dungeons & Dragons spells. And just what was all the fuss about the Hugo awards this year? It's your weekly news for Airy Monday, our take on popular culture as it relates to magic and religion. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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