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The Feathered Serpent God of the Americas

Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Viracocha, Votan, Gucumatz

When the Spanish conquistadors and the Catholic fathers first arrived on the shores of Mexico, and in South America, and when the English and French colonizers and missionaries first penetrated Canada and United States, they received from the native Indians tribes scattered in the western hemisphere several versions of a tradition of a “Bearded God” who had in the distant past visited their ancestors, taught them their culture, and mysteriously disappeared, but who would eventually return to them.

Although the traditions from the different Indian groups regarding the “Bearded God” do not agree in every detail, there being a variety of versions, yet in the principal points these Indian traditions, from Canada to Chile, have a close resemblance to one another.

Image of Quetzalcoatl from a public school textbook in Mexico 
(Secretaria de Education Publica Mexico)

The Feathered Serpent God is one of the great mysteries of many ancient cultures. He was called Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs, Viracocha by the Incas, Kukulkan by the Mayas, Gucumatz in Central America, Votan in Palenque, and Zamna in Izamal.

He and his ‘men’ were described as being tall, bearded, with white skin in some writings and as someone of stature with hair on the face and beautiful emerald blue eyes in others.

Legends all seem to agree that Quetzalcoatl was tall and light-skinned, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a beard.

His name translates to “plumed serpent”. Fray Juan Torquemada, the Franciscan missioner, who collected traditions about Quetzalcoatl from the natives of Old Mexico, says:

“Quetzalcoatl had blonde hair, and wore a black robe sewn with little crosses of red color.”

Mexico’s legendary and precolonial past is represented here with the central focus on Quetzalcoatl, god of the Toltecs, Mayans, and Aztecs.

He wears a headdress of quetzal feathers and a conch on his chest, a symbol of the wind god; he carries a curved baton, the scepter of the seven stars or constellations.

Behind him are the pyramids of the Sun and Moon in the city of Teotihuacan, the great political and religious center of pre-Hispanic Mexico.

Mural: The Legend of Quetzalcoatl, Palacio Nacional de Mexico, Diego Rivera 1929-30

The image below is of another mural, this time in Cholula Puebla Mexico, of a blond bearded Quetzalcoatl.

This is a mural in Cholula Puebla of a blond bearded Quetzalcoatl

The Great Cover-up: America’s Name Derived From the Peruvian AMARUCA, Meaning the ‘Land of the Feathered Serpents’.

The world famous explorer Thor Heyerdahl claimed that in ancient Incan legend there was a sun-god named Con-Tici Viracocha who was the supreme head of the mythical fair-skinned people in Peru.

The original name for Viracocha was Kon-Tiki or Illa-Tiki, which means Sun-Tiki or Fire-Tiki. Kon-Tiki was high priest and sun-king of these legendary “white men” who left enormous ruins on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

The legend continues with the mysterious bearded white men being attacked by a chief named Cari who came from the Coquimbo Valley.

They had a battle on an island in Lake Titicaca, and the fair race was massacred. However, Kon-Tiki and his closest companions managed to escape and later arrived on the Pacific coast.

The legend ends with Kon-Tiki and his companions disappearing westward out to sea.

When the Spaniards came to Peru, Heyerdahl asserted, the Incas told them that the colossal monuments that stood deserted about the landscape were erected by a race of white gods who had lived there before the Incas themselves became rulers.

The Incas described these “white gods” as wise, peaceful instructors who had originally come from the north in the “morning of time” and taught the Incas’ primitive forefathers architecture as well as manners and customs.

They were unlike other Native Americans in that they had “white skins and long beards” and were taller than the Incas.

The Incas said that the “white gods” had then left as suddenly as they had come and fled westward across the Pacific. After they had left, the Incas themselves took over power in the country.

Reference: Atlantean Gardens; | Related: [1] The Origin of the Blue Eyes: The Ancient ‘Gods’ and Their Royal Descendants; [2] The Forbidden History of Ancient China: Aryan Mummies and Hundreds of Pyramids;