Category Archives: Gods

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

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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

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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

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