Kukulcan

Kukulcan

ORIGIN:

Maya

Kukulcan is the Mayan plumed or feathered serpent. Is he the same spirit as Quetzalcoatl? That’s subject to debate.

• Kukulcan may be the Mayan name for Quetzalcoatl; Kuk means quetzal

• Kukulcan may be a distinct spirit; one of several feathered snake spirits like Quetzalcoatl and Kolowisi

• Kukulcan and Quetzalcoatl may initially have been distinct spirits but eventually influenced each other to the extent that they are now impossible to disentwine

ICONOGRAPHY:

Rattlesnakes were sometimes used to represent Kukulcan

Sacred site:

The step Pyramid of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo (The Castle) in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Sacred time:

Vernal Equinox

SEE ALSO:

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by :Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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