Monthly Archives: April 2011

Important Locations

All of the key locations visited by Shadow and Wednesday and the other gods are real places in the United States. The following is a short road map of these locations: American Gods Road Map The song played at the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Demons, Spirits, and Gods

There are a lot of Gods and other products of faith mentioned in American Gods. Some of them are not mentioned by name and have minimalistic descriptions and others, such as Horus and Ibis, are so well-known that they only … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Gods | Tagged , , | Leave a comment


“Pointed, occasionally comic, often scary, consistently moving and provocative…American Gods is strewn with secrets and magical visions. They cast a spell over anyone who has wondered why the world never seems quite the way one thinks it should be.”  ~USA … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Opinion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Mead Ritual

After Shadow meets Wednesday he is asked to drink three glasses of mead that Wednesday gives him. Afterwards, Wednesday declares that a pact has been sealed between them, binding Shadow to Wednesday’s service. This may be a reference to Odin’s … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Gods | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Odin and Yggdrasil

American Gods is centered around the god Wednesday or Odin who controls and organizes each event as it plays out and who most influences Shadow, the main character.  Odin is most associated with the World Tree or Yggdrasil, a tree … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Gods, Yggdrasil | Tagged , , | Leave a comment