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Kukulcan

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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Spectrum747 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I wish he were my god ._.
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BlackJaguar13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Beautiful.
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
incedible!
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
Aw that's so awesome
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Phoenix531 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Amazing!!
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alpha-Ikaros Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
such badass masterpiece with a bdass name!! I love it!
And I still can't pronounce that name hoho! :D
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Africa2000 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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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masximo18 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
the skys have a new ruler :)great work
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LyokoStar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
this reminds me of my Light End Dragon yugioh card!
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TheWordMaster Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
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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LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super epic!!!
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Coffee-N-Computers Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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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AyumiChiNoAme Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
ROOOOAAAAR I LOVE UR QUE PIC's O.O
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ArtistOtaku91 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I Love Dragons!!!!!!!!!!!
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vincentc4 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Aw aw aw aw aw
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Jynx11 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
THATS ONE BA MUTHA
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Surhew Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Superb image!! . . .
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Hotaru-No-Kuronichi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
All three of your iterations are beautiful. I am in awe.
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UNDR4 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
amazing :D
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Mae760 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
HOO!!!! FREAKING COOL !!!!
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fireraven23 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I know he's not an actual God, but I'd definatly worship him back in th day! ESPCIALLY if all the artwork was like this!
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thedemir59 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Ahh. But there is something called neopeganism. Basicly you worship the old gods, minus the bloodshead and secreficing. Just saing if you want give it a try.
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R1VENkassle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Genzo, just wanted to drop by and tell you that this amazing piece of art inspired my tattoo. I'm currently having a full sleeve tattoo done in the Mayan/Inca style and I have your Quetzalcoatl wrapped around my forearm :D I'll upload a picture once I'm done. I've got about 7-8 hours under the needle so far.
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sunTallulah Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very impressive!
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Garou99 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
it's quetzalcoatl, snake with feathers, (serpiente emplumada), it was a God of my country, and this pic it's awesome!!
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himotep Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
This is not a dragon, please read the description.
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Mystic-Majinbuu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dragon with Angel wings? xD
but looks awesome though. GJ
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Angelfonds Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
these are my favorite type of dragon.
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MisticusJIL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
De todas tus obras esta es mi favorita, no es por que las demás no sean la hostia jeje, sino por lo que significa para mi la serpiente emplumada y esta imagen en especial. Ahora más viendo en que forma fue elaborada. Mil gracias por deleitarnos con tan geniales obras OWO
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NeCaVII Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
se le conoce como Quetzalcoalt en el norte y centro de México, aquí en el sur Los mayas lo llamaban Kukulcan (Can=serpiente Kukul no se con exactitud si es plumas D:)
: ) por cierto *-* chico dibujo~:heart:
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alangi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
this is amazing! Great work :D
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PaladinOfTheSun Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is just awesome!
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TheDarkestRaven1608 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Watermark this work! Pronto!
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This artwork has been stolen by Chad Love Lieberman, who has also stolen hundereds or thousands of other artpieces online for $300-$1200 at the now-down art4love . com
If you haven't heard yet, `alexiuss has asked for side-by-sides for evidence and is thinking of pursuing a class-action lawsuit against him.

Here is your proof: [link]

Please also look here: [link] for any more of your and others' work, as I only recognize an occasional artwork.
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TheDarkestRaven1608 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That a**hole!
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Onyx-Starchild Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
hhhm. I think this may have been resolved already, though.
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Designer-Moje Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
just in case it not your donig you image is for sale here:
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quetzalgirl Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
You know, if the feathers and the scales of the Aztec and Mayan God was transfered to Team Fortress 2, that would be the coolest item to get for the Scout.
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zypher12 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
This rocks!
Love it!
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kkshi99 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
wooow owo its cool el kanijo nwn
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saishadow Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
awsom quetzacoatl
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Umbraserpent Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconmarthisaur:
Marthisaur Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
this...is...AMAZING :D
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SoulBerry101 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
nice dude
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legomojo Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Every time I google or deviant art search, I find your work Genzo. This was the first one... but once again... I think we just have every nerdy thing in common.... and you are awesome.
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MelissaIV Featured By Owner May 20, 2011   General Artist
amazing man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Adakra Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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eldgrimmir Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
simply awesome! + fav!
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NathanOM Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best. Quetzacoalt.Evar.
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Blackwingrush Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
La serpiente emplumada! Dios de dioses...
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