• Currently 5/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 5.0 of 5 stars (1 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:

Quetzalcoatl's mother died in childbirth, but he was born with speech, reason and wisdom (compare: Michabo). Some sources say his father was murdered when he was a child, and he revenged the death when he was a teenager.

He was one of the greatest of the gods, patron of the Toltec empire, joint creator of the sun and people, and bringer of agriculture, fire and the calendar. His return was expected by the Mexican Indians in prophecies that coincided with the circumstances of the arrival of Hernán Cortés in 1519, contributing to their conquest by the Spaniards.

Some people believe that on 11 July 1991 Quetzalcoatl returned to earth during a solar eclipse over the pyramids of Teotihuacán near Mexico City, in a flying saucer, ushering in the New Age.


Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97
Encyclopedia of Religion. 16 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 1987)
"Quetzalcoatl." Available at: http://www.umich.edu/~proflame/texts/mirror/quetzal.html


Mythological, Traditional and Divine Figures
Native American and Alaskan Native, Inuit
Figures Whose Adoption or Fostering Is Fictitious, Disputed or Unconfirmed
Parent(s) Died, Disappeared or Became Incapacitated
Related Topics
Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.

To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):

Need a Home Study?
Adoption Photolisting
Hasan (TX / 16 / M)
Hasan, who goes by "Devon," enjoys playing video games, sports, and skateboarding. He is incredibly artistic and loves to paint, draw, color, sketch, etc. Devon is... [more]
Parent Profiles
We are excited to have the opportunity to grow our family through adoption. We hope you will review our profile and give us a chance to share our hearts and lives with you. [more]
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of Adoption.com.

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: