Humans are the main protagonists of the American Gods universe, be it American Gods or Anansi Boys. The existence of gods depends on humans, who create them through belief and worship. Some humans can be born of gods, making them demigods.
William "Froggie" James
Okoye is a prisoner on a Dutch slave ship transporting him to America in a Coming to America story in "The Secret of Spoons." Mr. Nancy convinces him to fight back and Okoye frees the rest of the the slaves and they set fire to the ship.