History MAYAN AZTEC Tagon Temple of Feathered serpent ritual Sculptural wall relief plaque 15" Museum Quality www.Neo-Mfg.com
Temple of the Feathered-Serpent at Teotihuacan was called the Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl, and it is also called the Temple of the Plumed-Serpent as a result of the Spanish name Templo de la Serpiente Emplumada.
The Temple of the Feathered-Serpent takes its name from the iconic carved heads that adorn the eastern side
alternate between a serpent’s head surrounded by feathers, and a crocodile’s head who wears a headdress.
The former is easily identified as the Aztec creator god, Quetzalcoatl (a Nahuatl term which translates to “Feathered Serpent”).
The latter was believed to be another central deity of the Aztec, named Tlaloc, on account of its goggle-eyes, but is now thought to the either the crocodile Cipactli or the Fire-Serpent.
Identical symbolism can be found in the headdresses worn by the priests of the Teotihuacan precinct of Tepantitla.
The priests are depicted sowing seeds or giving offerings to the earth
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