History Headscratchers / AmericanGods

28th Apr '18 3:08:06 PM nombretomado
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** Since American Gods is joining the [[BryanFuller Fullerverse]] which now includes the Franchise/TrekVerse thanks to StarTrekDiscovery, the Greek gods aren't there since they were aliens all along and left earth 5000 years ago according to Who Mourns for Adonais from the original series. Aliens that liked worship and allowed themselves to fade away when they no longer got it, similar to what's going on in American Gods, but aliens nonetheless.

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** Since American Gods is joining the [[BryanFuller Fullerverse]] which now includes the Franchise/TrekVerse thanks to StarTrekDiscovery, ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', the Greek gods aren't there since they were aliens all along and left earth 5000 years ago according to Who "Who Mourns for Adonais Adonais" from the original series. Aliens that liked worship and allowed themselves to fade away when they no longer got it, similar to what's going on in American Gods, but aliens nonetheless.
8th Mar '18 5:19:40 PM nombretomado
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** Since American Gods is joining the [[BryanFuller Fullerverse]] which now includes the TrekVerse thanks to StarTrekDiscovery, the Greek gods aren't there since they were aliens all along and left earth 5000 years ago according to Who Mourns for Adonais from the original series. Aliens that liked worship and allowed themselves to fade away when they no longer got it, similar to what's going on in American Gods, but aliens nonetheless.

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** Since American Gods is joining the [[BryanFuller Fullerverse]] which now includes the TrekVerse Franchise/TrekVerse thanks to StarTrekDiscovery, the Greek gods aren't there since they were aliens all along and left earth 5000 years ago according to Who Mourns for Adonais from the original series. Aliens that liked worship and allowed themselves to fade away when they no longer got it, similar to what's going on in American Gods, but aliens nonetheless.
5th Mar '18 11:14:26 AM revanneosl
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**Modern embalming isn't meant to preserve dead bodies for any length of time - only for the few days until the wake & funeral can take place.
7th Feb '18 7:11:22 PM reckage668
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**** Have you guys not noticed the huge and dizzying variety of magazines and TV shows devoted to cars or guns or fashion? There are people who have studied these things far more than they would have even read anything religious.
25th Aug '17 4:04:10 AM cordychase
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5th Aug '17 5:03:17 PM notbrianna
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** First, it wasn't a rental, it was a buy. Still think you'd need a license, but it was made pretty clear it was a shady deal at best, and it's said in the book that the guy selling it to Shadow didn't ask for any sort of identification, just money.

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** First, it wasn't a rental, it was a buy. Still think you'd need a license, but it was made pretty clear it was a shady deal at best, and it's said in the book that the guy selling it to Shadow didn't ask for any sort of identification, just money.money.
**His prison sentence might have been short enough that his license hadn't expired.
1st Jun '17 4:01:43 AM 7137
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* How did Shadow rent a car after getting out of prison? I'm assuming there's no DMV in jail. (I'm also assuming you need a valid drivers license to rent a car. I don't drive.)

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* How did Shadow rent a car after getting out of prison? I'm assuming there's no DMV in jail. (I'm also assuming you need a valid drivers license to rent a car. I don't drive.))
** First, it wasn't a rental, it was a buy. Still think you'd need a license, but it was made pretty clear it was a shady deal at best, and it's said in the book that the guy selling it to Shadow didn't ask for any sort of identification, just money.
31st May '17 7:38:58 PM BiffJr
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* Why did Laura rot? She was embalmed.

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* Why did Laura rot? She was embalmed.embalmed.
* How did Shadow rent a car after getting out of prison? I'm assuming there's no DMV in jail. (I'm also assuming you need a valid drivers license to rent a car. I don't drive.)
22nd May '17 7:34:59 PM BiffJr
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*** I didn't make the connection. I'd like to think i'm a reasonably intelligent person. Also, what part of "God of trickery" are we missing here? It's not like he didn't have years to work his literal magic on Shadow.
22nd May '17 7:30:07 PM BiffJr
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** So far as the original forms of the gods go, if they're worshipped in a sufficiently different country it probably produces a different version, just as Wednesday is only ''American'' Odin and not the original Odin, who turns up in Iceland in the epilogue. Possibly Greek and Roman cultures were sufficiently different for the Greek Zeus and the Roman Jupiter to both exist. So far as the American versions of the gods, go, probably they're blended into one entity if they're similar enough. Wednesday appears to consider himself to be both Odin and Woden (hence his chosen moniker - Woden's Day). Mad Sweeney appears to be an amalgam of both the fairy king Suibhne and an earlier leprechaun. Bilquis is both the goddess and the half-demon versions of the Queen of Sheba simultaneously. Hinzelmann is the mythical kobold of the same name but he's also simultaneously an older god on whom we're presumably supposed to assume the kobold was based. In the extended addition, American Jesus turns up and it's implied he's struggling to be all things to all people because of all the different denominations of Christianity. Et cetera. If an Ancient Greek or Roman ever made it to America, then there's probably a version of Zeus-Jupiter wandering around there who considers himself to be both at once, a la Wednesday with Odin-Woden. Whether Yahweh can be considered similar enough to either Allah or Jesus to be blended with one or other of them in the same way - or both - is a tricky question to answer, though, and unless Gaiman decides to write a sequel we're unlikely to ever get a canon answer.

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** So far as the original forms of the gods go, if they're worshipped in a sufficiently different country it probably produces a different version, just as Wednesday is only ''American'' Odin and not the original Odin, who turns up in Iceland in the epilogue. Possibly Greek and Roman cultures were sufficiently different for the Greek Zeus and the Roman Jupiter to both exist. So far as the American versions of the gods, go, probably they're blended into one entity if they're similar enough. Wednesday appears to consider himself to be both Odin and Woden (hence his chosen moniker - Woden's Day). Mad Sweeney appears to be an amalgam of both the fairy king Suibhne and an earlier leprechaun. Bilquis is both the goddess and the half-demon versions of the Queen of Sheba simultaneously. Hinzelmann is the mythical kobold of the same name but he's also simultaneously an older god on whom we're presumably supposed to assume the kobold was based. In the extended addition, American Jesus turns up and it's implied he's struggling to be all things to all people because of all the different denominations of Christianity. Et cetera. If an Ancient Greek or Roman ever made it to America, then there's probably a version of Zeus-Jupiter wandering around there who considers himself to be both at once, a la Wednesday with Odin-Woden. Whether Yahweh can be considered similar enough to either Allah or Jesus to be blended with one or other of them in the same way - or both - is a tricky question to answer, though, and unless Gaiman decides to write a sequel we're unlikely to ever get a canon answer.answer.
*Why did Laura rot? She was embalmed.
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