Creator Rachel Smythe Dream Casts Lore Olympus!

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[Note from Frolic: We are so beyond excited to have Lore Olympus creator Rachel Smthye guest post on the site today. If you haven’t read Lore Olympus yet….WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!]

Fantasy casting is a major cornerstone to many comic and animation-based fandoms, and Lore Olympus is no exception to this fun pastime. At a whopping 283 comments, the Dream Cast Nominee post is the most popular topic on the official Lore Olympus facebook group.

As the creator of Lore Olympus, one of the most common questions I’m asked is “Who would you cast?” This is actually a huge challenge becauseI find it hard to imagine the cast of Lore Olympus as real people. 

I’ve created a list of actors who I think best capture the spirit of the cast of Lore Olympus, rather than just their looks.

Please note: This is not this is my rock-solid opinion, but simply a brainstorm. There are heaps of amazing fan casts out there! Also, I didn’t cast everyone because Lore Olympus has a really large cast!


hades lore olympus

I’m going to pick a selection of men for Hades, as I feel it’s only fair.

Mads Mikkelsen.

Mikklesen is not for everyone, but he is for me.

Constantine Markoulakis

Constantine Markoulakis

Greece-born actor, Constantine Markoulakis, who is far too serious to exist in a gif format.

Justin Baldoni GIF

Justin Baldoni

Let’s face it, he’s got the shoulders. 


Zeus Lore Olympus

Billy Zane 

Billy Zane has “charming” down to a fine art, but you know he’d have no issues playing a complete asshole.


Tonia Sotiropoulou

I don’t feel I need an explanation for this. 


poseidon lore olympus
Jason Mantzoukas GIF

Jason Mantzoukas

He has that chaotic energy to pull off Poseidon.


Daniel Levy or Donald Glover

Both excellent!


Psyche Lore Olympus

Janelle Monáe

I just think Janelle is really, REALLY cool.


Hermes Lore Olympus
John Mulaney GIF

John Mulaney

I can’t unsee it.


Tessa Thompson

Tessa could play any character in Lore Olympus, let’s be honest.


Hestia Lore Olympus

Christina Hendricks

Christina has the face of an angel, but you know she’s capable of terrible things (in the best way possible of course.)


athena lore olympus
Gwendoline Christie GIF

Gwendoline Christie



Lore Olympus Aphrodite

A tough one! Now I know how Paris of Troy felt!

Gabrielle Union or Keke Palmer.


Hecate Lore Olympus

Hecate was one of the hardest to cast on account of her being such a badass.

Ali Wong, Eva Green, Krysten Ritter, or Aubrey Plaza.


Lore Olympus Minthe

Mila Kunis

I too would let Mila Kunis treat me terribly and then buy her a purse.


Thetis Lore Olympus

Emma Roberts.

She has that BDE.


Persephone Lore Olympus

I’ve saved the best for last. Since you’ve made it this far, you get 5 nominees. 

Persephone Lore Olympus

Auli’i Cravalho, Alia Shawkat, Emily Browning, Kimiko Glenn or Emilia Clarke

About Rachel Smythe:

I’m a small, angry woman from New Zealand. I’m a self-proclaimed folklorist who also specializes in digital storytelling.  I like coffee, snacks, and podcasts.  

Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus is nominated for Best Webcomic at the 2019 Eisner Awards.

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13 thoughts on “Creator Rachel Smythe Dream Casts Lore Olympus!”

  1. Isabelle Reyngold

    Hades: Henry Cavill/Tom Ellis/Zachary Levi, Persephone: Auli’i/Kat dennings/Emilia clarke, Zeus: Nyle Dimarco/Zach McGowan, Hera: Margot Robbie, Hecate: Kat Graham/Arden Cho, Artemis: Tessa Thompson/marie avgeropoulos, apollo: miles teller/matt bomer, Eros: Matt Smith/donald glover, Minthe: Cara Delevingne/Nina Dobrev, Thanatos: austin butler, Daphne: madisson Pettis/ashley park, Demeter: Maya Rudolph, Ares: Chris Pratt/Ricky Whittle/Jason Mamoa, Psyche: amber stevens west, Hestia: Iskra lawerence, Athena: Ruby Rose. This is my dream cast <3

  2. John Mulaney as Hermes tho… idk I have mixed feelings about how Hermes should be portrayed. Look up Hermes from the musical, Hadestown. You’ll get what I mean lo.

  3. I personally see Minthe as Meghan Fox. She’s just got the perfect demeanor and looks. Meghan is the queen of the cool bad bitch look and that’s what Minthe calls for.

  4. I personally think that Hades should be played by Adam Driver .. he can really play into the misunderstood powerful and mysterious protagonist

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