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Quetzalcoatl (Classical Nahuatl: Quetzalcohuātl IPA: [ketsaɬˈkoaːtɬ]) is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of "feather-serpent".

The worship of a feathered serpent deity is first documented in Teotihuacan in the Late Preclassic through the Early Classic period (400 BCE– 600CE) of Mesoamerican chronology - "Teotihuacan arose as a new religious center in the Mexican Highland, around the time of Christ..."-- whereafter it appears to have spread throughout Mesoamerica by the Late Classic (600 –- 900 CE) (Ringle et al.). In the Postclassic period (900 – 1519 CE) the worship of the feathered serpent deity was centered in the central Mexican religious center of Cholula. It is in this period that the deity is known to have been named "Quetzalcoatl" by his Nahua followers. In the Maya area he was known as Kukulcan or Ququmatz, names that also translate as "feathered serpent" in different Mayan languages. In the era following the 16th-century Spanish Conquest a number of sources were written that describe the god "Quetzalcoatl" and relates him to a ruler of the mythico-historic city of Tollan called by the names "Ce Acatl", "Topiltzin", "Nacxitl" or "Quetzalcoatl". It is a matter of much debate among historians to which degree, or whether at all, these narratives about this legendary Toltec ruler Topiltzin Ce Acatl Quetzalcoatl describe actual historical events. Furthermore early Spanish sources written by clerics tend to identify the god-ruler "Quetzalcoatl" of these narratives with either Hernán Cortés or St. Thomas—an identification which is also a source of diversity of opinions about the nature of "Quetzalcoatl".
Among the Aztecs, whose beliefs are the best-documented in the historical sources, Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge. Quetzalcoatl was one of several important gods in the Aztec pantheon along with the gods Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli.

I´ve done this one in the hospital at the beginning of the year :) (u know, needles, nurses, and fatty doctors everywhere XD) as part of the deity set for "Myth: Phanteons", check it :)

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PSCS/bamboo/6 Hours/music: Quetzalcoatl - Therion (this song is AWESOME alive!!!!!!!!!!, come back to Chile XD)

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Woah!
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Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I noticed this piece of your art was also uploaded here Charrannadera . Not sure if the person got your permission or not, so I just thought I'd tell you! (Amazing work, by the way!)
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Hi conquest I'm on your page I'm looking at your art and saying boy this kids a nerd like really dude 
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I think he is working with yugioh. He did made Hell cards for yugioh.
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Està Supeeer el diseño!!
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I wish he were my god ._.
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incedible!
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Aw that's so awesome
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such badass masterpiece with a bdass name!! I love it!
And I still can't pronounce that name hoho! :D
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Mayans are not stupid, the editor of all books are trying to scare you and go against them. Mayans are powerful people!:)
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the skys have a new ruler :)great work
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this reminds me of my Light End Dragon yugioh card!
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This is so awesome! I've been looking for pictures of feathered serpents, and this one is by far the best!
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super epic!!!
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May I sure this picture for My story? [link] :wave:

The first temple is the Chichen Itza. And it would go perfect with the 3rd the 4th chapter.
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ROOOOAAAAR I LOVE UR QUE PIC's O.O
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I Love Dragons!!!!!!!!!!!
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THATS ONE BA MUTHA
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Superb image!! . . .
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All three of your iterations are beautiful. I am in awe.
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