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Images found up north[edit]

Serpent images, with apparent feathers, are found much further north, in northern Mexico into Hohokam country in the American Southwest. Sources to follow. WBardwin (talk) 06:10, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Great. Thanks, Madman (talk) 19:50, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Two 2008 publications, graduate student work on topics. Also Ernest H. Christman's 2002 'Casas Grandes Pre-Columbian Pottery Decoded: Of Gods and Myths', WBardwin (talk) 22:38, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Wurtz, Brittany, 'Meso-America's Quetzalcoatle and its Evidence in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico', p. 57; found in Glenna Nielsen-Grimm and Jaime Bingham, editors, 'Mesoamerican Influences in the Southwest:Kachinas, Macaws, and Feathered Serpents', Museum of People and Cultures - Popular Series 4, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2008.
  • Van Pool, Christine, Todd Van Pool, Marcel Harmon, 'Plumed and Horned Serpent of the American Southwest', p. 47; found in Glenna Nielsen-Grimm and Paul Stavast, Editors, 'Touching the Past: Ritual, Religion and Trade of Casa Grandes', Museum of People and Cultures - Popular Series 5, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2008. ISBN 978-0-616-26595-7.

Significance of feathers on a serpent.[edit]

The statement citing the Oxford encylcopedia:

"The double symbolism used in its name is considered allegoric to the dual nature of the deity, where being feathered represents its divine nature or ability to fly to reach the skies and being a serpent represents its human nature or ability to creep on the ground among other animals of the Earth, a dualism very common in Mesoamerican deities."

It is considered so by whom? Sterlingjones (talk) 19:41, 20 January 2012 (UTC)