American Gods is ostensibly a show that uses the motif of mythological gods to explore different aspects of America — or, at least, that’s what it most aims to be.

This is what makes the fantasy/science fiction genre essential. The supernatural or other-worldly elements are simply a vehicle to propel the narrative and subtext in ways that explore the human condition — the ways we excel, and the ways in which we still have work to do as a species.

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