American Gods

American Gods

Mr. Jacquel (Anubis) Character Analysis

The Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife, who judges mortals’ souls against a feather and decides who is allowed to go on to paradise and who gets eaten. Mr. Jacquel can take the form of a jackal. In America, Mr. Jacquel works as a funeral director and coroner for the town of Cairo, Illinois with his partner Mr. Ibis.
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Mr. Jacquel (Anubis) Character Timeline in American Gods

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Jacquel (Anubis) appears in American Gods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
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Ibis and Jacquel’s parlor is one of the few that is still completely independently owned. Jacquel has dominion... (full context)
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...this. He and Shadow leave the restaurant and return to the funeral parlor, where Mr. Jacquel (now in human form) is doing an autopsy of a young girl who died after... (full context)
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Shadow watches as Mr. Jacquel methodically opens the girl’s body cavity and catalogues the state of her organs. He notices... (full context)
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Mr. Jacquel and Mr. Ibis go into the kitchen and pour a glass of beer for Shadow.... (full context)
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Shadow drives Mr. Jacquel in their hearse to pick up the body of an old woman who has just... (full context)
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It starts to snow as Shadow drives back to the funeral parlor, and Jacquel comments that Jesus will have a white Christmas for his birthday once again. He goes... (full context)
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On the 23rd of December, Jacquel and Ibis receive a call from the police and send Shadow to go get the... (full context)
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That evening, Shadow, Ibis, and Jacquel drink Jameson Gold in honor of Mad Sweeney, with Mad Sweeney’s body propped up in... (full context)
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...to get ready for a long drive. Shadow asks to say goodbye to Ibis and Jacquel, who are away at a burial, but Wednesday says that goodbyes are overrated. They get... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...Shadow in Cairo, and Shadow realizes that this dark-skinned man must be Horus, who Mr. Jacquel mentioned lived in Cairo as a hawk. Horus greets Shadow as a fellow sun god,... (full context)
Chapter 16
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Mr. Ibis steers the boat to the opposite shore and leads Shadow up to Mr. Jacquel, who looks like a gigantic dog-headed creature. Mr. Jacquel picks Shadow up and examines his... (full context)
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...own choice – he wants rest, with no heaven and no hell, just nothing. Mr. Jacquel opens a door for Shadow and Shadow steps through it with a sharp, fierce joy. (full context)
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...to Shadow, who is still in the underworld. Shadow is in the “Nothing” that Mr. Jacquel showed him, when Whiskey Jack’s voice breaks through the darkness. Whiskey Jack asks if Shadow... (full context)