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Feathered Serpent

Posted By Elluz Martinez On May 9, 2015 @ 3:30 pm In Legends,Myths,Narrative | Comments Disabled

RB is a USC student majoring in Business. He is a co-worker at the United University Church [UUC] at the front desk.

 

 

My grandmother told me that when she was a little girl there was this river or creek that ran near the pueblo where she lived. There was supposed to be a feathered serpent that lived there and that is was due to the snake that the river was there. One day the men of the pueblo went out to kill it and the river dried up. She said that she saw it fly once.

 

 

This story came from Michoacan which is close to the area of El D.F. which may have had some influences from Aztec mythology. Quetzalcoatl was a feathered serpent and one of the main gods in the pantheon. This story may also be a way to explain a natural phenomena by casting blame on something tangible for the river drying up.

 


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