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  • The American Gods show just gave one character a grander death than in the book. 1 / 11

  • In the book, Mad Sweeney dies of exposure and withdrawal under a bridge 2 / 11

  • "The episode "Treasure of the Sun" reveals Sweeney's history as a Celtic sun god. 3 / 11

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  • It also reveals three prophecies that relate to his eventual death. 4 / 11

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  • One says he will die over a dead woman's bauble, referring to Laura Moon's coin. 5 / 11

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  • One says he will die by the spear. He is impaled on Odin's spear, Gungnir. 6 / 11

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  • One says he saves his people from Balor - a mad, one-eyed god - using a spear. 7 / 11

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  • Mad Sweeney takes Balor to mean Odin and sends Grimnir to his treasure horde. 8 / 11

  • This may save his people from Odin's plans, which require Odin have Grimnir. 9 / 11

  • Perhaps Shadow Moon will remember how Mad Sweeney taught him to access The Horde? 10 / 11

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