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AMERICAN GODS History Primer: Mr. Wednesday’s True Identity | Nerdist
The Old Gods in American Gods have roots in the past and in mythology.
While we might know the ins and outs of the New Gods, like Media and Technical Boy, there’s probably a lot we can still learn about their predecessors. For those of you hoping to get a better understanding of these characters before you continue on with American Gods, we have you covered. Get to know the history that inspires the characters in our American Gods History Primer series. Who Mr. Wednesday, a.k.a. Odin, a.k.a Woden In the Series Mr. Wednesday–or, you know, ODIN (no big deal)–has established himself as the Old God in charge of gathering the troops and defeating the New Gods. While the majority of the Old Gods are happy to continue their paths, barely staying on the right side of survival, Wednesday wants to take action. He’s not a man of apathy. He’s taking care of business by starting a war for belief.
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