Quetzalcoatl [ket-sahl-koh-aht-l] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the feathered serpent god of the Aztec and Toltec cultures.

Origin of Quetzalcoatl Spanish Quetzalcóatl Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl, equivalent to quetzal(li) (see quetzal) + cōātl snake Examples from the Web for quetzalcoatl Historical Examples of quetzalcoatl

  • There it was that the eldest sister of Quetzalcoatl resided.

    The Maya Chronicles


  • Were they not those heralded by the long-expected Quetzalcoatl?


    Charles Reginald Enock

  • Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican Deity, is said to have come from “the distant east.”

    The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria

    W. Scott-Elliot

  • Give me leave, and I will show you the writing from Quetzalcoatl himself.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait

  • It is very like that worn by Quetzalcoatl, and I would like our king, Montezuma, to see it.

    The Stories of El Dorado

    Frona Eunice Wait

  • British Dictionary definitions for quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl noun

    1. a god of the Aztecs and Toltecs, represented as a feathered serpent

    Word Origin and History for quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl n.

    plumed serpent god of the Toltecs and Aztecs, 1570s, from Nahuatl quetzalli (see quetzal) + coatl “snake.”

    quetzalcoatl in Culture Quetzalcoatl [(ket-sahl-koh-aht-l)]

    An ancient nature god and legendary ruler of the Toltec people of Mexico, usually represented as a plumed serpent.

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