American Gods

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American Gods (2001) is a fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman.wikipedia
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Neil Gaiman

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American Gods (2001) is a fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman.
His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book.

American Gods (TV series)

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In April 2017, Starz began airing a television adaptation of the novel.
American Gods is an American fantasy drama television series based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name and developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz.

Michael Green (writer)

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Bryan Fuller and Michael Green served as showrunners, and Gaiman is an executive producer.
It is adapted from Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name.

Bryan Fuller

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Bryan Fuller and Michael Green served as showrunners, and Gaiman is an executive producer.
By July 2014, Starz had acquired the airing rights to the novel American Gods, and that Fuller, with producer Michael Green, would develop the novel into a television series.

Anansi

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Gaiman's next novel, Anansi Boys, was conceived before American Gods and shares a character, Mr. Nancy (Anansi, the spider god of African legend).

Chernobog

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Literary appearances include the 2001 novel American Gods by Neil Gaiman, in which Czernobog is featured as a recurring character, Naomi Novik's 2018 fantasy novel, Spinning Silver, which is inspired by Eastern European mythology, and Charles Stross's Laundry Files.

Thoth

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Wednesday hides Shadow, first with Thoth and Anubis (who run a funeral parlor in Illinois), and then in the Great Lakes community of Lakeside.

Ēostre

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Horus finds Easter and convinces her to bring Shadow back to life.
Ostara is portrayed by Kristin Chenoweth in the TV series American Gods based on the novel of the same name.

Odin

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Shadow learns that Wednesday is an incarnation of Odin the All-Father, and is also recruiting American manifestations of the Old Gods, whose powers have waned as their believers have decreased in number, to participate in a battle against the New American Gods – manifestations of modern life and technology, such as the Internet, media, and modern means of transport.
Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods (2001) features Odin as "Mr. Wednesday", travelling across the United States in a clash between old gods and new ones.

Anansi Boys

Gaiman's next novel, Anansi Boys, was conceived before American Gods and shares a character, Mr. Nancy (Anansi, the spider god of African legend).
Although it is not a sequel to Gaiman's previous novel American Gods, the character of Mr. Nancy appears in both books.

Hinzelmann

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Hinzelmann is an important character in the novel American Gods by Neil Gaiman, in which he protects Lakeside, a fictional town in Wisconsin from economic trouble in return for the town's children as sacrifices.

Johnny Appleseed

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He appears in Neil Gaiman's American Gods as a friend of Algonquin trickster Whiskey Jack (Wisakedjak).

Rock City (attraction)

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This act galvanizes the Old Gods, and they rally to face their enemies in battle at Rock City.
In the Neil Gaiman novel “American Gods”, Rock City is the site of a battle between the Old Gods and the New Gods.

Belobog

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Belobog is referred to in American Gods by Neil Gaiman (as "Bielebog"), where he replaces his brother Czernobog in the spring.

Loki

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Shadow realizes Mr. World is actually Low Key (Loki) Lyesmith, and that Odin and Loki have been working a "two-man con".
He is also a central character in Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods and an important character in a few arcs of Gaiman's comic The Sandman.

Buile Shuibhne

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Sweeney also appears as a character in Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods and is portrayed by Pablo Schreiber in its TV adaptation.

John James (writer)

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Of the John James novel Votan, Gaiman stated: “I think probably the best book ever done about the Norse was a book that I couldn’t allow myself to read between coming up with the idea of American Gods and finishing it.
Neil Gaiman is an admirer of James, especially his novel Votan, which provided one model for American Gods, calling it “I think probably the best book ever done about the Norse”.

Wisakedjak

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Wisakedjak is a character in the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman, where he is frequently referred to as "Whiskey Jack" (a corruption of this figure's traditional name).

Gwydion

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Gwydion is briefly featured in Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel American Gods.

Mythopoeic Awards

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The book won the 2002 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, SFX Magazine and Bram Stoker Awards, all for Best Novel, and likewise received nominations for the 2001 BSFA Award, as well as the 2002 World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Mythopoeic, and British Fantasy awards.

Ifrit

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In both the novel American Gods (2001) and the television adaption by Neil Gaiman an Ifrit disguised as a taxi-driver appears, trying to get used to his new role, seeking for intimacy in a lonely world.

Hugo Award for Best Novel

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The book won the 2002 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, SFX Magazine and Bram Stoker Awards, all for Best Novel, and likewise received nominations for the 2001 BSFA Award, as well as the 2002 World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Mythopoeic, and British Fantasy awards.

Nebula Award for Best Novel

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The book won the 2002 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, SFX Magazine and Bram Stoker Awards, all for Best Novel, and likewise received nominations for the 2001 BSFA Award, as well as the 2002 World Fantasy, International Horror Guild and Mythopoeic, and British Fantasy awards.

Neil Gaiman bibliography

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The second short story, "Black Dog", was collected in Gaiman's Trigger Warning.