The Myth of the Amaru

Among all the fantastical creatures of the Andean folklore, the Amaru is perhaps the one that shares more similarities with the dragón. In Quechua, one of the most widely spoken languages of the indigenous peoples of the Andes, “amaru” means “snake”, but it is also the name of some of the supernatural snakes in the … Continue reading The Myth of the Amaru

The Feathered Serpent: A Mesoamerican Dragon

Temple of the Feathered Serpent of Xochicalco, state of Morelos, Mexico.   Quetzalcóatl, the Plumed Serpent. The serpent was the earth devourer of life  and giver of life. Serpent–bird = winged matter. Union of earth and sky. Earth rising and sky descending. (United at the pyramid‘s peak.) Erect snake and sinking bird. Matter ascending toward … Continue reading The Feathered Serpent: A Mesoamerican Dragon