What does quetzalcoatl mean?

Definitions for quetzalcoatlkɛtˌsɑl koʊˈɑt l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Quetzalcoatl(noun)

    an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent


  1. Quetzalcoatl(ProperNoun)

    The Aztec name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations.

  2. Origin: From Quetzalcōātl


  1. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and has the meaning of "feathered serpent". The worship of a feathered serpent deity is first documented in Teotihuacan in the first century BC or first century AD. That period lies within the Late Preclassic to Early Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology, and veneration of the figure appears to have spread throughout Mesoamerica by the Late Classic. In the Postclassic period, the worship of the feathered serpent deity was based in the primary Mexican religious center of Cholula. It is in this period that the deity is known to have been named "Quetzalcoatl" by his Nahua followers. In the Maya area he was approximately equivalent to Kukulcan and Gukumatz, names that also roughly translate as "feathered serpent" in different Mayan languages. In the era following the 16th-century Spanish Conquest, a number of sources were written that conflate Quetzalcoatl with Ce Acatl Topiltzin, a ruler of the mythico-historic city of Tollan. It is a matter of much debate among historians to which degree, or whether at all, these narratives about this legendary Toltec ruler describe historical events. Furthermore, early Spanish sources written by clerics tend to identify the god-ruler Quetzalcoatl of these narratives with either Hernán Cortés or St. Thomas—an identification which is also a source of diversity of opinions about the nature of Quetzalcoatl.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quetzalcoatl in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quetzalcoatl in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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