Prepare to worship the deities of ‘American Gods’

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Belief is power in the world of American Gods. In Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel — and the lavish new Starz adaptation from Bryan Fuller and Michael Green — gods exist because people believe in them, and as soon as we stop believing… well, you remember what Peter Pan told us about fairies.

Unfortunately for the Old Gods — mythological deities like Odin and Anubis, who were worshiped in earlier periods of civilization — humans typically have a short attention span, and we’re increasingly turning away from the holy figures of our pasts in favor of smartphones and binge-watching. Technology has become our new god, and that tension between the old and the new drives a lot of the drama in American Gods, as these mythic figures battle for relevance and the attention of humanity. Read more…

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