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Most times when we see the personification of death in fiction, it's presented as a cold or grim persona. Not so for Anubis on the TV show adaptation of American Gods. Here, the Egyptian god of the afterlife is stoic but unexpectedly warm; he has a job to do, one that fills most people with dread, but he doesn't seem like that bad a guy. And that's largely due to the performance of actor Chris Obi.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

One of the best things about the first season of American Gods was how its thematic ambitions came to life inside the cast's stellar performances. Things often got weird and elliptical on the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, but you couldn't stop watching because of the excellent acting on display. Here's how some of the show's players brought their characters to life.