from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology A god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, one of the manifestations of the sun god Tezcatlipoca and represented as a plumed serpent.
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- proper n. The Aztec name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations.
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- n. an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent
The relationship between these plumed serpents and the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl is a matter for further speculation and investigation.
In one of his plays, deceptively titled Todos los gatos son pardos ( "All Cats are Brown"), he presents an epic tableau of the Conquest in which the Aztec deity Quetzalcoatl is shown as representing life, love and justice.
History has branded her a traitor when it was her love for her people, her country, and her faith in Quetzalcoatl that brought her to Cortés.
The twin hero, Quetzalcoatl, is a true story in all of Middle America.
The Great Pyramid there, dedicated to Quetzalcoatl, is the largest single structure in the New World.
Looking north on the east side of the plaza you see the Temple Quetzalcoatl is actually two structures with a smaller temple in front.
The Templo Quetzalcoatl looks like two temples closely packed together near the back of a huge (the whole complex is 39 acres) plaza. Quetzalcoatl (meaning feathered serpent) was the god of dawn, war, water, and agriculture - making him undoubtedly the most important god in town. As well as being the administrative center, there is evidence to suggest that this is where they buried their most important people.Looking north on the east side of the plaza you see the Temple Quetzalcoatl is actually two structures with a smaller temple in front. The best preserved surfaces are in the area between. The Pyramid of the Sun is in the distance.
One correct translation of the name Quetzalcoatl is "the beautiful serpent;" his temple in the city of Mexico, according to
Sarameyas is derived from the root _sar_, to creep, whence _serpo_, serpent, the creeper, so the name Quetzalcoatl can be accurately translated, "the wonderful serpent."
Nahuatl, translates the name Quetzalcoatl by “culebra con cresta”
B.C., could in no way have been referenced to by the name Quetzalcoatl is foolish and closed minded.