Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Quetzalcoatl was worshiped in one form or another by many different Mesoamerican cultures. He is usually associated with teaching and wisdom, water, and the morning star. Quetzalcoatl has a (perhaps biased) depiction in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis as a monstrous serpent, devouring a man, but is often shown in human form as well from various pre-Columbian sources. Depictions of the God as feathered serpent (or amphithere) go back to the Olmec culture (1150 - 500 B.C.) and before.

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