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n. Mythology
A god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, often represented as a plumed serpent, who was worshiped as co-creator of the world along with his adversary Tezcatlipoca.
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(Other Non-Christian Religions) a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent
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(kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l)

an Aztec god, associated esp. with the arts of civilization and worshiped in a number of guises.
[< Sp Quetzalcóatl < Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl]
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Two of the distinctive features of Postclassic Yucatan Maya culture were its emphasis on the deity Kukulkan ('Plumed Serpent', equivalent to the Quetzalcoatl of the Aztec) and the development and centrality of the concept of itz ('essential spirit').
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In the movie, Zuma was a serpent demigod and son of Aztec god Kukulkan.