American Gods Revealed: The Mythology Behind American Gods

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Neil Gaiman 's highly acclaimed novel, American Gods has finally been adapted into a TV series by the Starz Network. With the first episode premiering in a few days, I thought this might be a good time to go over the mythology behind some of the gods, spirits, mythical creatures and deities who will appear in the show. The Norse God, Wednesday, the Leprechaun, Mad Sweeney, The Spider Spirit, Mr Nancy, The Slavic Demon, Chernobog, and the others, all have fascinating backstories and mythologies, from a number of different cultures around the world. And yet, they all ended up in the good old U. S. of A. As for the New Gods, Technical Boy, Mr. World and Media. I did not feature them in this video, but if you would like me to do a video about them as well, let me know in the comments below.

So, Let's take a look at the myths and stories that inspired Neil Gaiman's novel.

If you would like to give some insight into any of the characters or mythology in this video, the American Gods novel, or the series, please do so in the comments below.

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