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what was the clothing of the Aztec god, Quetzacoatl? like you know when every year or so the aztec would choose 1 person to represent a god and they would wear the special clothing the aztecs made for that god

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    From Aztec Gods and Godesses:

    QUETZALCOATL
    Creator God - Quetzal Bird, Feathered Serpent (DNA)
    Often portrayed with a black beard to represent age or as an old man. Covering his mouth there is often a red mask in the form of a bird's beak. His mask identifies him as the god of wind and he was worshiped under the name of Ehecatl, or wind. One of the greatest gods, god of wind, light, and Venus.

    This deity is depicted on a statue, currently in the British Museum, with ocelot claw ear-rings. The roar of this animal was believed to help bring the sun into the sky. This statue also holds a studded club in the right hand and in the left a skull, the sign of his twin brother Xolotl. The statue venerates the rising from the jaws of the feathered serpent as the morning star Venus rises to announce the sunrise. The statue further bears a collar symbol of the sun. According to Burland's book, this statue commemorates a transit of Venus in the year 1508.


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