The American Gods show just gave one character a grander death than in the book.
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In the book, Mad Sweeney dies of exposure and withdrawal under a bridge
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"The episode "Treasure of the Sun" reveals Sweeney's history as a Celtic sun god.
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It also reveals three prophecies that relate to his eventual death.
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One says he will die over a dead woman's bauble, referring to Laura Moon's coin.
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One says he will die by the spear. He is impaled on Odin's spear, Gungnir.
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One says he saves his people from Balor - a mad, one-eyed god - using a spear.
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Mad Sweeney takes Balor to mean Odin and sends Grimnir to his treasure horde.
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This may save his people from Odin's plans, which require Odin have Grimnir.
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Perhaps Shadow Moon will remember how Mad Sweeney taught him to access The Horde?
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