Quetzalcoatl


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Quet·zal·co·a·tl

 (kĕt-säl′kō-ät′l)
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.

Quetzalcoatl

(ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent

Quet•zal•co•a•tl

(kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l)

n.
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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Quetzalcoatl lo probo con el dedo, le gusto, y dijo: "Lo bebere, abuelos".
Por tanto la virgen de Guadalupe no hizo su aparicion en la sucia capa del indio Juan Diego, como iba aparecer en esa asquerosa tilma, sino que vino en la mismisima capa de Quetzalcoatl, y cuando digo Quetzalcoatl estoy diciendo de Santo Tomas que de ningun modo pudo desobedecer las ordenes del mismo Jesus".
De bellas proporciones "la Luna" es el remate norte del eje principal, al que los espanoles llamaron Calzada de los Muertos, justo en el extremo opuesto de la via, se erige la Ciudadela con la temprana referencia a un dios de las aguas y a la serpiente emplumada, a los que la cultura mexica denomino Tlaloc y Quetzalcoatl.
This volume examines myths from around the world to show how they involve a hero as a personification of nature, illustrating the key role of nature in major heroic myths like Beowulf, Arthurian legends, Greek myths, American Indian myths, Quetzalcoatl, and the Buddha.
Under her owners Antony Sweetapple, Anthony Bruce and James Lee Warner, Quetzalcoatl finished fifth in the 2014 Hobart.
In the novel's prologue the Word is the breath and spirit of creation, with the entire novel bound into a desired totality where poetry and an array of gusts and gales herald the incoming Toltec god of wind: Ehecatl Quetzalcoatl, the inventor of the Mesoamerican calendar, creator of humanity, and a culture hero with an avowed aversion to human sacrifice.
Eran los lapsos de 52 anos cuando se entraba en un momento critico en el que la regeneracion era necesaria, siguiendo el modelo establecido por el Sol y por Quetzalcoatl.
Por otra parte, en un aspecto filosofico, Venus representa a Quetzalcoatl dentro de sus dos facetas: el Senor de la Aurora (Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli) cuando aparece al amanecer en el dia, y el Gemelo o Acompanante (Xolotl) cuando aparece en el atardecer y la noche.
However, Siepel does offer the Aztec account of the arrival of CortA[c]s, especially interesting given that the leader Montezuma mistook CortA[c]s initially for the "great deity Quetzalcoatl.
Grafitti artist works on image of Quetzalcoatl, the benign pre-Hispanic god, by Hector Munoz Huerta
In this study of inter-linguistic and inter-cultural transfer of national images, I will refer to several books by Rudolfo Anaya: Bless me, Ultima (1972), The Legend of La Llorona: a Short Novel (1984), Lord of the Dawn: the Legend of Quetzalcoatl (1987), Alburquerque (1992), and The First Tortilla (2007).