Sunday, July 19, 2009


Q is for Quetzalcoatl

The plumed serpent god of ancient Central America drew an enormous cult of followers in the Aztecs. And as everyone knows, the Aztecs didn't need to look far for a good reason to sacrifice humans. Quetzy himself, in fact, gave the Aztecs reason enough to wage war on, well, pretty much everyone, simply to capture lots and lots of people to sacrifice to the snake-bird god. What a pleasant era to live in Central America - it must have been so much fun.

Sorry for my long hiatus from the alphabet - I had a bottleneck of projects and then a week-long trip to Colorado. Still have lots of work but I think I can squeeze in some mythological beings now and again.....