|“||She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.||”|
–Angela Carter, The Lady of the House of Love
The Monarch of the Glen is a novella that takes place after the novel, American Gods.
Shadow travels around Europe, including his birthplace in Norway, then goes to Scotland.
- Sutherland, Scotland
- Cape Wrath
- Dr. Gaskell
- Grendel's Mother
- Mr. Alice
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Smith recounts to Shadow the tale of Sawney Bean and his clan of cannibals.
- The Monarch of the Glen is an oil painting completed by Sir Edwin Landseer in 1851 and depicts a stag set against the backdrop of the Highlands of Scotland.
- Jennie is a hulder, or huldra, a Scandinavian forest creature.
- Shadow is forced to fight in a death match with Grendel but spares him, much to Grendel's mother's relief.