Supernatural meta, reviews & fic recs

American Gods: Supernatural (spoilers) 5.19

Great look at the weaknesses in this less than popular episode.

First Blog Part 1

I recently watched season 5 episode 19 of Supernatural, “Hammer of the Gods”, and saw a number of gods enter the field. Quite rationally, they were concerned about the coming Apocalypse. The gods that were present were:

  • Baldur
  • Odin
  • Loki*
  • Kali
  • Ganesh
  • Hermes
  • Baron Samedi
  • Zao Shen

*Loki was also Gabriel, an Archangel.

There are three Norse gods, two Hindu deities, one Vodun deity, one Chinese deity, and one Ancient Greek deity. The larger number of Scandinavian gods is probably a conscious decision given that they are more well known in the USA than the other deities. You could also argue that, given that the bulk of the show is in the MidWest, that the Scandinavian gods might even have more of a sway.

Their interactions are not what you would expect. Odin, Baldur, and Loki never seem to acknowledge familial connections. Baldur is Odin’s son, and Loki is…

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