Temple of Quetzalcoatl (also known as) Kukulcan
Quetzalcoatl----From the Dragon Tarot Deck (King of pentacles)
by By Manfredi Toraldo & Severino Baraldi
Quetzalcoatl is the Pre-columbian Mexican Sun God the 'feathered serpent' God who was worshiped by
both the Aztecs and the Mayans as as well as other tribes.
He was called Kukulcan by the Mayans, but still seen as the 'quetzal' feathered serpent the Aztec's called him Quetzalcoatl because of.
His Temple pyramid at Chichen Itza makes a quetzal sound when one claps in front of the steps, so the colorful bird was always associated with Him, by either name.
(Painting By Ginger Strivelli)
His return to earth
was foretold it is said to have been predicted in the teachings of the Aztecs sadly ironically for the exact date that Cortez landed in Mexico.
Cortez being mistaken for or his taking upon the role of Quetzlacoatl in a ploy
explains how he was easily able to defeat the mighty Aztec Nation.
"Mayan Temple Artist Painting By Ginger Strivelli
Kings and Priests often donned Quetzal feather head dresses and other costumes that made them look like Quetzalcoatl (or Kukulcan)
The magical temple at Chichen itza dedicated to Kukulcan is 75 feet high. The steps all total 365 in number, and on the
Equinox, a shadow looking like a serpent appears to climb down its side.
"Kukulcan From the Madrid Codex, with painting By Ginger Strivelli of the original art from the codex.
Chichen Itza after being deserted about 1221 CE was lost to the jungle until the 1840's when it was rediscovered and later restored greatly.
It is now a popular site for tourists.
Chichen Itza as it appeared when first refound-painting by Frederick Catherwood
Quetzalcoatl was also worshiped in Teotihuacan, it seems by those who came before the Aztecs.
Little is known of those people as they disappeared before the Aztecs refound their city but many of the murals and buildings show images of the
Fathered Serpent God...in the Great 'city of the Gods' Teotihuacan, near modern Mexico City.
My oldest Daughter, Destiny and I visited the holy site there in 2008.
I went on another pilgrimage to Chichen Itza with a friend to be there for the 10-10-10 date.
My 3 youngest daughters enjoyed another trip to Chichen Itza in the Spring of 2012.
2012 of course being a magical year for the Mayans as their calendar 'ends' on winter solstice 2012. (Dec 21st, 2012)
Theories are wildly varying about what that means.
Personally as Priestess of Kukulcan, I think it will mean not that our world will 'end'
but our time as a 'only this world culture' will end and we will finally officially meet our neighbors form other worlds.
Ginger, Amethyst, Sybilsue and Harmony Strivelli at Chichen itza's Kukulcan Pyramid feb 2012.
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