American Gods

American Gods

Zorya Utrennyaya Character Analysis

Zorya Utrennyaya, or the Dawn Star (as her name means in Russian), is a Slavic goddess with control over the dawn and the responsibility of opening the gate for her father, the sun god, each morning. She is the oldest of the Zorya sisters and the closest to their brother Czernobog.
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Zorya Utrennyaya Character Timeline in American Gods

The timeline below shows where the character Zorya Utrennyaya appears in American Gods. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...and Shadow in. A woman then comes to the door as well, introduces herself as Zorya U trennyaya, and fusses at the men to go through to the sitting room where she... (full context)
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...this blow, and laments that meat factories now use bolt guns that anyone can operate . Zorya Utrennyaya comes in with black coffee and comments that her sister Zorya Verchernyaya is out shopping.... (full context)
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...their house, though they have to pay the same as they would at a hotel . Zorya Utrennyaya goes to bed while Czernobog, Zorya Verchernyaya, Wednesday, and Shadow eat a delicious store-bought apple... (full context)
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...the cold does not bother her for she is always comfortable at night, just as Zorya U trennyaya is always comfortable at dawn and Zorya Verchernyaya is always comfortable at dusk. Shadow... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...Bloom” that describes death as “the ruffian on the stair” of Madam Life’s house. Only Zorya U is awake to say goodbye to Shadow and Wednesday when they leave. Shadow keeps his... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...Chicago, noticing that the entire place seems much cleaner than the first time he visited . Zorya Utrennyaya opens the door and tells Shadow to leave and come back tomorrow. Zorya Verchernyaya and... (full context)