A mythical creature depicted as part bird, part snake, in particular Quetzalcóatl, a god of the Toltec and Aztec civilizations having this form.
- She meets and is drawn to General Don Cipriano Viedma, who introduces her to Don Ramón Carrasco, a mystic and revolutionary leader, reviver of the cult of the ancient god Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent.
- One of the most famous snakes in mythology was Quetzalcoatl, the mythical ‘plumed serpent,’ that was worshipped as the ‘Master of Life’ by ancient Aztecs of Central America.
- He is the soul taking wings to heaven, and he is matter descending to earth as the crawling snake; he is the ‘plumed serpent’, emblematic of the human condition.
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