Front view of an ancient Aztec carving depicting Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed
Serpent. The carving is from the Quetzalcoatl Temple at Teotihuacan, Mexico.
To see the side view of the serpent head, click on the image.
Image courtesy of Corel Corporation.
Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was an Aztec god whose symbols were the planet Venus
and the feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl. The Aztecs believed that Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli ruled the sky at noon (the twelfth hour of the day).
Rituals were performed when the planet Venus was aligned with the Pleiades, known by the Aztecs as Tianquiztli. We can admire their awe of this deity at Tula, Mexico, at the temple of Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli.
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