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.
[Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl : quetzal-, stem of quetzalli, quetzal tail feather; see QUETZAL + cōātl, snake (from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *kowa-, snake, rattlesnake, possibly akin to Proto-Uto-Aztecan *koya, to kill, and *ko(i), to die).]
(click for a larger image)Quetzalcoatl
from the mid-16th-century
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