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Quetzalcoatl vs Quetzalcoatl by Cangrejo-Volador Quetzalcoatl vs Quetzalcoatl by Cangrejo-Volador
One of those two supports racist supremacists thories, can you guess which one?




Here I show you the center and frontline of every freacking racist pseudo arqueology theory about the supremacy of Europeans over Indigenous peoples. The fantasious story about how an european landed in Mexican lands and taught the barbarian natives civilization...bullshit.

Im rather sick of those thories claiming Quetzalcoatl was actually not native, do some research or read real archeology, there's absolutely nothing backing up this ridicule stuff other than the need of some people to portrait natives as mindless barbarians that need to be civilized and ruled.

you know there's a miriad of those theories, and Quetzalcoatl has taken so many shapes already...if it isnt St Thomas then the Vikings, or Carthagians, or Egiptians, or the Spaniards, or Africans in Olmec lands, or the Atlanteans or Aliens...damm is it really a concept so hard to grasp that civilization developed all by itself in America? apparently for some people it is.
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coricancha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Great work! I clearly prefer the left version!
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SasquatchManPower Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought the Aztec people thought Columbus was Quetzalcoatl returning because of the ships; because large ships like that were not used by the Atzecs/too far into technology the Aztec didn't have yet? And maybe because of the white/lighter skin, because white/lighter skin and light hair/eyes were so alien.

I mean, idk, I haven't begun digging deep into Aztec and other S.American mythologies yet, or their cultures- I've gathered this idea from my (very privileged, well-off, white) schools. So, please, if what I was told is flawed tell me!
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Cangrejo-Volador Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Perhaps you are thinkig of Cortez? Columbus never ancountered the Aztecs. The idea that Cortez was confused as Quetzalcoatl was spread by Spanish friars after the conquest, they also tought that Quetzalcoatl was actually one of the apostles who made it to Mexico in antiquity, so we can asume their views as biased.

Cortez was actually refered to as "Teotl" or Teule in the chronicles, which can range from a God to the smallest spirit (sort of like the japanese Kami), if anything its because at the begining the Aztecs werent sure what the were dealing with, but after the sacking of Cholula it was clear they werent Teotl, much less related to Quetzalcoatl (patron deity of the city).

Thats a common denominator during the conquest, the natives had no idea what they were dealing with until they encountered the Spaniards face to face, then they would resort to dealing with them as any other state, either diplomaticly (like the Purepecha or Tlaxcalans) or straight to warfare, like the Mayan chiefdoms, who saw them as invaders and slave material.

The Spanish Quetzalcoatl myth is really unfortunate, and if anything takes away from the incredible stories that happened during the conquest, there are other examples, that are much more interesting and can shed more light into the initial relation between Spaniards and natives:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzalo_…
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SasquatchManPower Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I was told something different! Thank you so much for the info!
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Idimmu-Xul Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"The fantasious story about how an european landed in Mexican lands and taught the barbarian natives civilization...bullshit . . .  is it really a concept so hard to grasp that civilization developed all by itself in America? apparently for some people it is."

I think you're cool. We would get along, lol.

Anyway, I saw the guero in the thumbnail for this piece, and wondered why you did that. Haha!

Awesome point. I'm an Anthro student and I absolutely HATE those "theories" you're referring to. it's such a stupid, outdated, and racist belief. 

Another related thing that bugs me:
Why the fuck is it that every non-western-european influenced society is SUPPOSEDLY influenced by aliens??? What a load of shit! UGH. 

Haha, anyway I suppose that's enough ranting. I really enjoy your views, friend!
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KoslovR19 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jajajaja you right brother xD
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Sarkananight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Estoy de acuerdo!!!! Y yo no podría haberlo dicho mejor :D

Pero... Quetzalcoatl asociado con los vikingos!?? Nunca he oído hablar.. :shrug: :confused:
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chaos-in-compounded Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
AMEN, though i do find the idea of ancient peoples interacting in limited amounts across the oceans, as equals, both plausable and appealing
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Shi-Gu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
En verdad concuerdo contigo, no puedo concebir para nada que tal leyenda de los vikingos o apostoles sea verdad, es muy irreal.
Aparte de todo, la imágen de un Quetzalcoatl Barbado apareció hasta Tula, 400 0 700 (no me acuerdo) años antes de la llegada de los españoles. En todo caso, ANTES de Tula Quetzalcoatl siempre fue representado como la Serpiente Emplumada por lo que, con vikingos o apostoles, Quetzalcoatl YA era una serpiente emplumada y un importante dios en todo mesoamérica, y antes de Tula, YA habían grandes civilizaciones por todo mesoamérica y el resto del continente por lo que imposiblemente fue un hombre intercontinental el que trajo la civilización a este territorio.

Me encantan todos tus dibujos de deidades por cierto, me gustan muchísimo tus diseños modernos de los dioses, pero a la vez adoro el hecho de que mantengas sus símbolos principales y vestimentas! :D
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nature-of-reality Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I 100% agree. Really? White men came in and saved the ignorant savages so they made him a god? The only effect I've seen of white culture and government coming in and forcing itself on people who have certainly managed thousands of years before them are degeneration of culture and tradition as well as self-hate.
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