The Mayas called him Kukulcán. The Toltecs and Aztecs called him Quetzalcóatl.
The feathered serpent is the god of civilization,
and connected to the planet Venus and the wind. He represented
the forces of good against those of evil. According to one legend,
Quetzalcoatl was driven from the city of Tula, the Toltec capital,
and wandered for many years until he reached his homeland, the east
coast of Mexico.
There he became a divine fire. His ashes
turned into birds and his heart became the morning star. A major
road in beach resort Cancun, where many of the hotels are, is named
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