This is the end. Gemini Outsider was an end. This is the end. The end of the Gemini Man story, the ultimate culmination of everything that happens. Which makes it interesting that the Gemini Man hardly appears in it. We will instead follow a petty criminal, a former follower of Nieto, and a kid who is dead inside from irony poisoning. And it's both awesome and satisfying.
John J. Reilly might have considered this kind of deep rooted cultural assumption as a "cultural insistence".
The inestimable Gwern has archived this article on Richard Scarry. I find both the man himself fascinating, and the way in which his commercial success was held against him in the publishing world.
A longish post detailing Frye's model of heroic action.
A thread on the symbolism of the serpent among the Uto-Aztecan peoples of the Southwest.
Alexander Palacio's The Turquoise Serpent pulls from this same strand of Uto-Aztecan mythology.
Pournelle and Niven had a great story about the Urheimat of the Uto-Aztecans too.
H. Warner Munn linked King Arthur to the Aztecs in this banger of a novel.
If you want to know what the color of the gods is, I suggest this episode of Aaron Irber's podcast, I Might Believe in Faeries.