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Quetzalcoatl – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday afternoon, my peeps! Hope your day is as fabulous as mine! (Got cut from work coz of the rain so… a rain day – think snow day in winter.)

I looked at this picture and thought… dang.  Then I sent it to my lovely buddy Marco (a man can be lovely, right?) over at Sorryless who said: Huitzilopochtli! And I said:  “How the fuck do you remember a name like ‘Huitzilopochtli’?” His response:  “Because he was an Aztec God.” Uh. Okay then. The man is brilliant, what can I say?  A whole discussion ensued and using bits and pieces and The Wickepedia, this nonsense was born. 

Thanks to our birthday girl, Rochelle for hosting this weekly party and thanks go out to Penny Gadd for causing me grief, I mean making me work… 🙂

As always, click on Monsieur Frogue below to add your 100-word story inspired by this image or to read others…




“Good God, Grace. What the hell kinda plant is that?  It’s positively evil-looking!”

“No idea, Steve.  I call him ‘Quetzalcoatl‘.


“Quetzalcoatl.  Looks more like Huitzilopochtli but he was into sacrifices. Can’t have that.”

“You’re weird. It looks like tentacles waiting for me to come close enough to grab.”

“You watch too many horror movies. It’s affected your perception.  I call him that because I’ve been reading about the Aztec gods. He was the god of wind, air and learning or wisdom and it seemed fitting to put him up there. Don’t you think?”

“I think you read too much.”


125 thoughts on “Quetzalcoatl – Friday Fictioneers

  1. OOOOOOOOH, I don’t think I wanna pronounce either one of these, but Twiddly says that Quetza is his cousin, twice removed, and that Hui has always been a pain. Literally.
    He recommends keeping a wary eye, and promises “it will be interesting, whichever one of them it ends up being…”

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  2. Did you ever see the documentary called “The Stoned Age” on PBS? It’s about the psychedelic mushrooms and other herbs used, primarily by the priests, for religious purposes. They would probably see a multi-winged dragon in that plant.

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  3. Dear Dale,

    Now that you mention it, the plant does resemble the Aztec god. My Spanish teacher used to share great stories about the Aztecs and the Mayans. Can a person really read too much? I think not.

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Thanks to Marco for that one. I would never have gone down that route, that’s for sure. They do have a fascinating history, though.
      And the answer is definitely a big, fat NO!

      Shalom and lotsa love (and more birthday hugs),



  4. I’ll take your word that the spellings are correct here! Can one read too much – I don’t think so. Can someone read too much and become a bit of a know-it-all and a bore…well…! 😉

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    • Hahaha! Copied and pasted to make sure 😉
      No, one cannot read too much but yes, one definitely can be a little of a know-it-all. I like to think in this case she was just ‘splaining…

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    • I just knew I couldn’t go down the man-eating plant… and then well, thanks to my friend I went a little haywire!
      Glad you thought so.


  5. Q,

    Alls I did was supply the thought, you scored the TD. It’s like, when a head coach game plans a certain route and then hands it to the QB who then takes the matter into his own hands and creates something that makes the coach go “Okay well, that made me look way smarter than I am,”

    Like that. This.

    You know, Quetz and the planet Venus were likethis. Which explains the deeply intuitive nature of the Gods who did their best to prosper a more worthwhile and sustainable form of progress.

    Nicely played, smart cookie. 😉


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  6. Dale, I swear you have a listening device in my house. That conversation is so typical of some of my chats with Terry. He has often asked me, “How did you know that?” and I always answer, “I read a lot.” He shakes his head. “Too much. Your head’s going to explode.”

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