Dean suspects that he cares for the other gods, but Gabriel is unable or unwilling to use his blade to kill Lucifer , prompting Dean to return to the hotel and reveal to Kali that Gabriel is still alive. University of Massachusetts Press.

Thousands of years ago Gabriel, while walking the fjords, came across the Norse trickster god, Loki , who was bound in a cave where a snake was dripping venom into Loki's eyes. University of Texas Press.

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