AMERICAN GODS & SYMBOLISM

in writing •  8 days ago

I try to find the meaning behind everything and look beyond to understand the WHY of it. It happens with movies and series too whenever I watch them. American Gods is fantasy drama television series developed by Bryan Fuller who also previously developed Hannibal. I have liked his style of direction and presentation which is so artistic in nature. American Gods can be termed as somewhat controversial series just like Lucifer and some people might find them blasphemous. It is just a matter of perception really if you just take unbiased approach and try to view it from neutral point of view.

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Season 2 started on 10th March 2018 and Episode 1 was again full of symbolism and esoteric in nature. The main story-line has been developing around War between Old and New Gods. I am going to just give you an overview of few mythical characters in series which you might find interesting and could make up your mind to watch the series.

Mr. World


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He is the leader of New Gods representing Globalization. His most powerful weapon is information.

Technical Boy


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A new god who personifies modern technology. He is fed by the amount of tension people give to their gadgets and devices.

Mad Sweeney


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His 100% precise luck comes from a golden coin which is currently possessed by Laura Moon.

Jinn


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Jinn are people made of fire and they are known to grant wishes.

Mr. Nancy


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He is African trickster god originating from Ghana. He receives power when stories are told about him. He can be the most cunning of them all.

Mr. Wednesday


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He is commonly known as Odin- god of war. Nothing pleases him more than sacrifices. He has many powers like healing, mind manipulation and weather control.

Czernobog


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He embodies all the bad things that happen around the world.

Laura Moon


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She is portrayed as Non-Believer. She actively cheats his husband (Shadow Moon) with his best friend and eventually dies while giving a blowjob to his friend in a car crash. She came back to life as corpse by lucky coin of Mad Sweeney.

Shadow Moon


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He is one of the main mortal character. He goes to jail once after his wife (Lauran Moon) convince him to rob a casino. He learns later on that she has been unfaithful to him and he decides to continue his path with Mr. Wednesday.



There are many more interesting characters in this series. You might have noticed that all of these characters represent modern world directly/indirectly via their powers. It can be summed up as butterfly effect generated by beliefs and actions of modern contemporary people.

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I remember seeing a commercial preview for this show just the other day, but didn't pay much attention to it... but now, I may have to go look better. It may be something hubby would enjoy- he loved Lucifer.

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Yes, it might not be understand enough for all the audiences. Thank you for taking interest!

Indeed, beautifully written and shot! And the pace just picks up!
Awesome stuff!

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Thank you so much!

Love the idea, just haven't watched. I am obviously for the old gods! Nice explanation. Thank you!

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You are welcome! glad to know if made you interested

Waiting for the next season!!

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It has already started.

I haven't got the chance to watch this series. But, sounds interesting as I do love this kind of genre. Hopefully, I have some time to watch them later. The characters looks awesome already!

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Am glad it made you interested

I saw the xommercial but i think i wont sleep anymore and i first have to watch the GP race docu now with max verstappen on Netflix hahahah
Great tuesday

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Haha, you already planned ahead to spend some good time.
Happy Tuesday

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Not voluntary but i have a men’s household 😉

@bluemist,

Blue ... good to see you writing about something non-crypto/technology related! (Amazingly, I wasn't Following you ... oversight corrected.)

Alas, I have not seen this series ... or "Hannibal" for that matter (and that one sounds interesting). I don't actually spend much time watching TV so I'm perpetually out of the "what's current" loop.

Anyway, as soon as I started reading your article, I started thinking of a relay-writing entry I wrote several months ago (perhaps some parallel themeology):

https://steemit.com/writing/@quillfire/exquisite-corpse-get-off-my-farm-punk-chapter-3-the-genre-shakespeare-refused-to-write

I've long thought "The Gods," and their attributes, actually give us powerful insight into the human psyche. They are the personification of the things we aspire to become ... and the things we dread that we are.

Quill

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You might have noticed that all of these characters represent modern world directly/indirectly via their powers.

This modern world is quite grim, indeed. :x

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Totally agreed!

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