American Gods: Gods in disguise
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ETA: I picked up on Odin right away, but, oddly enough, didn't catch Loki/Low Key until much later. Definitely felt pretty dense when I finally sorted that one out.
Yes, Odin was easy to tumble to, and I know all about the Easter/Ishtar thing and the Egyptian mythology. But I know nothing of the Russian or Eastern European gods. Recognized many of the others at the gathering in a vague way.
I never did figure out who the god is that no one remembers his name. Has to do with money and such. I haven't gone searching though.
I know less about "mythological" Gods than about Christian mythology/symbolism . . . so I saw lots of God/Jesus in the Wednesday/Shadow relationship and descriptions . . .
For as far as I saw that, I figured it just meant that there are lots of similarities between all religions. One of the main things I noticed was the spear thing related to hanging on the tree. Shadow himself is pierced by a spear and I think I remember something about Odin himself also being speared? Now I wonder if that is a part of Odin legends or if some Christian themes were introduced here by Gaiman (Jesus was also speared in the side). Does anyone know? I tried to google a bit, but I couldn't find any mention of people hanging from the world tree being speared.
Strangely, I got the Zorya right off. The reason - I read William Vollman's Europe Central (one of the worst books to ever win the National Book Award - IMO) and Zorya has a role in that book. I was puzzled and looked it up at that time. Therefore, when she appeared in this book I knew who she was and then could guess about Chernabog. I was also familiar with the concept of Ragnorak and the destruction of Valhalla so the ending did not come as a surprise to me.
I found these connections as well and at the time wondered if perhaps I was so into the book that I was reading too much into it? Now, I am not so sure. Perhaps those connections are there?