Sunday, 17 April 2011

True Blood, Wiccan Errors.

in yesterdays post I mentioned the Vampire series True Blood with that in mind I think I need to get something off my chest that has been bugging me for a while now, well since the "Flesh Blood"  episode (that's episode 11 if your interested) anyway, in this episode we get to know a bit more about Holly Cleary the new barmaid in Merlots bar. We got to meet Holly a few episodes earlier when she told Sam that she was Wiccan.

Cool so now Bon Ton has Vampires, Werewolves, Faeries, Shape shifts, Witches, Wiccans, Maynards have I missed anything?

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Thing is with Holly the Wiccan is that Charlaine Harris and who ever wrote her story line for the TV series didn't research her very well. Or at all for that matter, you see there are a few mistakes with Holly and her being a Wiccan, well not with her being a Wiccan but with the things she does and says. Let's have s look shall we?

OK to start with most of the Wiccans I know or have heard of would not offer to help in the termination of an unborn child as Holly has with Arlene.

2: When Holly cast her circle in the woods she used salt, any wiccan knows that you dont need to cast a circle when your working out doors, especially in a wooded area and if you did feel the need to throw a circle you dont have to mark it with salt.

3: (And this is the big one for me) When Holly was casting her circle she used a knife (known as an Atheme) to direct her energy to the edges of the circle as she cast it (no problems there) but when she took some blood from Arlene she used the same knife to cut/nick Arlene. Not cool Holly, the knife (Atheme) you used to cast your circle can not be used for cutting "anything" except cake, and definitely not to be used to cause harm to any thing or body, as any wiccan would know if your going to cut anything then you would use a second knife called a Boline which is used for any cutting which is to be done in the circle. Of course if you are a Kitchen Witch then you would use your Atheme for cutting but in the story line for Holly Cleary as mentioned in the second novel by y Charlaine Harris "Living Dead in Dallas", "Holly had married right out of high school and gotten divorced within five years. As a Wiccan, not a witch, Holly practices a little witchcraft but is primarily interested in the Wiccan life".

There you go. I feel better now. There are more errors no doubt but there are the ones that have been bugging me if late.

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