Synopsis: The 34 folk stories and aboriginal myths compiled in "Feathered Serpent
, Dark Heart of Sky" by University of Texas academician David Bowles deftly trace the history of the world from its beginnings in the dreams of the dual god, Ometeotl, to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in Mexico and the fall of the great city Tenochtitlan.
, Dark Heart of Sky is the most recent of Bowles's several books that bring the folktales, myths, and poetry of Mesoamerican cultures to anglophone and hispanophone readers.
The legendary Aztec feathered serpent
appears to slither out from the face of a building at Mexico City's Mexicable Station #4.
They marvelled at the mysterious Olmec boulder heads, which still radiate brutal power, and at the reconstruction of the Temple of the Feathered Serpent
at Teotihuacan, with its heavily stylised carvings of Quetzalcoatl, the bird-serpent god (Fig.
Synopsis: In Dana Alexander's new novel, "Flight of the Feathered Serpent
", New York based psychiatrist Sara Forrester will encounter an old and deadly enemy, a danger reaching beyond life's boundaries, a love destined for all eternity, and a silent killer who sweeps humanity, consuming its life force, threatening an eternal reign of darkness.
The central piece in the exhibition, Quetzalcoatl, 2016, represents the feathered serpent
, god of vegetation, renewal, and warfare that descended to Mictlan--the underworld in Aztec mythology--to fight and defeat Mictlantecuhtli in order to bring back the corn that feeds humans.
Supposedly, it is the birthplace over 1200 years ago of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent
god widely worshipped in ancient Mexico.
Los interesados en el texto original en ingles, pueden encontrarlo en Gary Gossen y Miguel Leon Portilla, South and Meso-American Native Spirituality: Form the Cult of the Feathered Serpent
to the Theology of Lieration, Nueva York, Paulist Press, 1993.
The chief sights are the glorious 100ft high step pyramid Temple of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent
, and the vast ball court where a particularly brutal game was played.
Before the Teotihuacans disappeared they hid the orbs at the Temple of the Feathered Serpent
in tunnels so deep that it took scientists years of planning before they could even dig
Recurring reptile mythology in a diversity of cultures, from Nachash in the Garden of Eden to Atum the Egyptian snake-man to Quetzalcotl the feathered serpent
god of the Mayans, carries fascinating implications!
Chichen Itza's Temple of Kukulkan, the feathered serpent
god of the Yucatec Maya, as rendered by Frederick Catherwood (1799-1854).