Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quetzalcoatl and Jesus and 2012

It was Apocalyptic literature day in my Intro to Biblical Studies class. We got to talking about this popular theory that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012 because of the Mayan calendar. Supposedly this winged serpent deity Quetzalcoatl is going to come back and wreak havoc. It's all baloney, but it will be fun. My students can be very superstitious.

I've been doing some research on Quetzalcoatl. Turns out Mormons believe that Mayan descriptions of Quetzalcoatl are really talking about Jesus who was visiting the Americas way back when. The Latter Day Prophet John Taylor writes "The story of the life of the Mexican divinity, Quetzalcoatl, closely resembles that of the Savior; so closely, indeed, that we can come to no other conclusion than that Quetzalcoatl and Christ are the same being."

Me, well no offense, but I sort of don't see the connection. Perhaps a visual aid might help distinguish the two for the prophet Taylor.

Here are two pictures, this one is Jesus:

Here is another picture. This one is the winged serpent deity Quetzalcoatl.

Sure they both have fingers sticking up on their right hands, but I think they're two totally separate dudes. And finally, I'm pretty sure neither one is showing up on earth just a few days before Christmas in 2012. At least I hope not. Anyway, I plan on coming up with a brilliant scheme to cash in on the upcoming Quetzalcoatl immanent doom event. Maybe a special Jesus arrow to defeat the Mayan god???


Sue said...

You know...I never realized Quetzalcoatl was flipping us the bird until today. Seems kinda ominous to me.

Anonymous said...
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hows about an insurance scam ala the corpse of engineers?

get the money wired to the caymens like those offshore bookies.

you could probably buy an island.

Tim Bulkeley said...

But they both have long hair and a sort of golden pectoral pendant thingie, must be the same person!

Anonymous said...

At least you have tried to do some research. Try reading the "Book of Mormon" and then compare the histories with the legends of Quetzalcoatl. Very interesting, if you pay attention. I am not saying that Christ is Quetzalcoatl but it might surprise you. By the way, the "Book of Mormon" is a compilation of writings and histories from prophets and people that lived here on the American continet before Christ, during and after Christ. In 3 Nephi chapter 11 you can read about the visitation of Christ to the ancient American people. He indeed promised to return. He was a bearded white man. Quetzalcoatl shared the same characteristics.

Steven Benjamin said...

The descriptions of Quetzacoatl as a winged serpent are to terms of Divinity. Indian history and prophecies detail an actual account by a bearded white skinned man to have visited the Mayans and other Indian groups long before De Coronado would arrive. Based on these accounts were tales of his doing miracles and healing and promoting a doctrine of "love." Such is probably accountable to the conclusion of some to his being Christ. Based on dates recorded in ancient Indian cultures, the return of this person is considered by some foretold to be in the same year as his last visitation, and many expected either his appearing, or birth in the year 1968 due to the same.
to accounts of such an acutal person:
As to the description of a "Winged Serpent"...well in some teachings amongst various Christian Groups Christ is noted in Angelic form, particular in prophetic references such as the one carrying "THE SEVENTH ANGELS MESSAGE."
The old testament of the KJV notes a prophecy yet to be fulfilled of a "COCKATRICE" who will beget "Flying fiery serpents."
Various Denominations have different views and teachings on angelic beings. THE Seventh Day Adventists believe there is life on other worlds and the various groups of angelic beings noted in scripture are actually other races from other worlds created prior to the Earth.
One offshoot of the SDA, The Branch Davidians, most notably remembered from the controversial massacre in the seige at Waco in 1993, notes that a further classification to two angelic groups noted in scripture. They note that Cherubs are Male, and Seriphum female. They note the Seriphum are described as these flying fiery serpents with 6 wings and contrary to the doctored photos in the media did not fly a flag with the star of David on it during that siege, but rather the image, which from a distance resembled a star of David, was actually that of a 6 winged serpent whose tail drew 7 seals upon it. There is a belief to that group that goes back to a former leader of the group, Lois Roden. Mrs Roden taught that passage in the old testament detailing the Cockatrice, to be a Messianic prophecy and the flying fiery serpents would actually be the followers of Christ in the latter days upon his return.
Hopi Indian Prophecies detail anticipations of "THE WHITE BROTHER WHO WILL CONQUER A CONTINIENT IN A SINGLE DAY."
Cherokee prophecy details "The Return of the Pale one," all to the timeframe of 2012 and none of the events surrounding that timeframe are detailed as happy ones, though the return of that figure, Quetzacoatl is noted to be a good thing in the midst of so much trouble. . Some believe the purpose of this expected visitation is for purpose of obtaining and giving to the peoples a New Vision, to usher in a new era.

Zulf said...

Quetzalcoatl is an aspect of the solar spirit. He among with other aspects of the four-dimensional live solar spirit were reborn late summer of 2008, at least from my own metaphysical experiences. In a sense, the winged serpent is causing "havoc" even now ...

Unknown said...

Hi it is Me Mikel Greathouse . You all need to find your selves and stop worrying about what the pale one is going to do, or who he is. Look to the names you are called for it is a lie that names will never hurt you. Get in touch with your name, listen to the lexicon and realize how you are controlled. Time clicks away in a very uniform way and you are part of the very movement of time. In other words " you are meant to be here. Consider the spooky dude with an Axe " Daddy's Home"
and that is it. That is how it was done in the beginning. The power of 9 people

Anonymous said...

So, I'm kind of surprised no one has mentioned this before, but Quetzalcoatl is not Mayan. He's Mexica (Aztec). The Mayan name for the winged serpent deity is either Kulkulcan, or Gukumatz. I guess you could use this to poke more holes in the whole 2012 nonsense. Also, the Mayan calender doesn't end in 2012. It persists up until the year 3000 and something.

Unknown said...

That picture of Christ that you compared to Quetzalcoatl doesn't necessarily infer that they are two different people. Also, the extended fingers are signs--tokens--that are used in Temple ceremonies. You will find these same tokens in Egyptian ouranography (e.g., Book of the Dead, Coffin Texts, etc.). similarities are there.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone, i do not like destroying peoples faith as we all grow "spiritualy" at our own pace. However these two dieties are not one of the same. In fact the winged serpent is actually lucifer. God sent lucifer "the light bearer" to earth as he promised God to save us from our wicked ways. When he came to earth He did not obey God and instead taught mankind the secrets about our divine nature and the secrets of "magic". He will return again to claim himself christ as he has made himself the God of choice by tricking people into accepting all of the occult. People need to be able to filter all the good and bad in our metaphysical world.