Quetzalcoatl

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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.

References

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

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