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Quetzalcoatl

[ket-sahl-koh-aht-l] /kɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l/
noun
1.
the feathered serpent god of the Aztec and Toltec cultures.
Origin
< Spanish Quetzalcóatl < Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl, equivalent to quetzal(li) (see quetzal) + cōātl snake
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Quetzalcoatl

/ˌkɛtsəlkəʊˈætəl/
noun
1.
a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent
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Word Origin and History for Quetzalcoatl
n.

plumed serpent god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, 1570s, from Nahuatl quetzalli (see quetzal) + coatl "snake."

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Quetzalcoatl in Culture
Quetzalcoatl [(ket-sahl-koh-aht-l)]

An ancient nature god and legendary ruler of the Toltec people of Mexico, usually represented as a plumed serpent.

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