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American Gods Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Lakeside

Lakeside, Wisconsin, is where Shadow stays under the name Mike Ainsel. Wednesday gets him the apartment so Shadow has somewhere to live between their trips.

House on the Rock

The House on the Rock is in Wisconsin is where the gods meet the first time. It is a roadside attraction place, with one of the oldest carousels in the world. The gods consider it a place of power.

Rock CIty

Rock City is in Georgia. The gods gather here for the final battle.

The World Tree

The World Tree in Virginia is where Shadow is hung for nine days. He holds vigil there for Wednesday's body.

The Carousel

The carousel is how Shadow Moon, Wednesday, Czernobog, and Mr. Nancy reach the meeting of the gods.

Prison

The prison is where Shadow Moon is incarcerated at the beginning of the novel. It is not stated where the prison...

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