Questions tagged [american-gods]

American Gods is a novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted as a TV series by Starz in 2017 onwards. The story is a blend of Americana, fantasy, and various strands of ancient and modern mythology. Use this tag with [books] or [tv] if your question is specific to one medium or the other, or with [adaptation-comparison] if it's about comparing the two.

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Why doesn't Shadow realize that?

According to Neil Gaiman's account, How is it possible that he does not realize that? Or does he?
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What was Mad Sweeney screaming in Gaelic?

In the "Prayer for Mad Sweeney" episode, the car accident throws Laura through the window and rips the golden coin from her body. Mad Sweeney picks it up and he is ready to walk away from the dead ...
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What was restored in the American Gods “tenth anniversary” edition?

The tenth anniversary edition of American Gods is Gaiman's "preferred text" version of the book. In the foreword, he claims to have restored about 12,000 words that were edited out of the original for ...
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Why is Laura superpowered in the TV adaptation of American Gods?

I've read the novel American Gods, and I don't remember anything about the dead Laura being physically superpowered. She was able to kill people, but I always read that as being her simply taking them ...
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How did everyone find out about Shadow's dream?

In chapter 11 of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Mr. Wednesday gets very upset that Shadow gave away his location to everyone when he's supposed to be hiding in Lakeside. “What do you think is the ...