Quetzalcoatl Hat - Hand-painted
Painted by Alex with <3
1 of a kind.
Quetzalcóatl, Mayan name Kukulcán, (from Nahuatl quetzalli, “tail feather of the quetzal bird [Pharomachrus mocinno],” and coatl, “snake”), the Feathered Serpent, one of the major deities of the ancient Mexican pantheon.
Representations of a feathered snake occur as early as the Teotihuacan civilization (3rd to 8th century CE).
The Way his name is broken down poetically: Quetzal Birds represent Beauty, while Coatl (Snakes) represent Knowledge. Quetzalcoatl Poetically translates to represent: Beautiful Knowledge. This is fitting as Quetzalcoatl is known as the "god" of learning, of writing, and of books, and crafts. Quetzalcóatl was particularly venerated in the calmecac, religious colleges annexed to the temples, in which the future priests and the sons of the nobility were educated.