Sunday, 21 August 2016
Terrible And American Gods
Steve Matuchek lists terrible gods:
Apollo with his arrows;
Odin with his Wild Hunt;
Huitzilopochtli who eats hearts;
the vengeful Jehovah.
(I could put links to those divine names but page viewers can google them if they want to know more.)
When Matuchek says "...American gods..." (p. 150), he means "Native American gods," whereas when Neil Gaiman writes American Gods, (and see here) he means "immigrant gods." Some prose fiction reads as if its contents should have been presented in a visual medium. American Gods is to be televised and many of Anderson's works should be.