Monday, April 12, 2010

Was Quetzalcoatl a Viking?

Was Quetzalcoatl a Viking?
"Many of the Mayan peoples have historically worshipped a god called Votan, and many of them even changed the name of the third day of their week to Votan in honor of that god. Their records indicate that they learned of the worship of Votan from a people who came to the region on the Gulf Coast between the Yucatan Peninsula and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec from the island that we now call Cuba, and had come from even further north. A core of them actually settled in the northeastern portion of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

Furthermore, at least one Mayan temple has a mural (or at least had a mural — it's faded considerably since its discovery and is now invisible to the naked eye) dating back to around 1100 AD that depicts yellow-haired, light skinned men on longboats lined with decorated round shields and dragonhead prows fighting (and losing to) the Mayan population, which is depicted as dark-haired and -skinned. The appearance of the ships in this mural (I've seen facsimiles of it) is remarkably similar to the appearance of the Norman ships in the contemporary Bayeux Tapestry.

I definitely believe that Germanics reached what is now southern Mexico in fairly large numbers during the Viking Age, and I would not be surprised at all if worship of Quetzalcoatl began with contact between the American Indians and those Germanic visitors."
The Mind Masters

3 comments:

Dan said...

hey, where's the quote from. obviously i am interested. you know i think's likely that various euro/mideast/african navigators made it to the americas, but i'm curious about what these murals actually look like (it's easy to see what you're looking for in ancient art...)

SEAN ÄABERG said...

I found the quote here.
http://forums.skadi.net/archive/index.php/t-62948.html
Who knows on its validity, i was more interested in it as a concept & to give me something to draw. I also like the idea that it will probably be in 2012 when i got to Mexico, thus the arrival of the Quetzalcoatl Viking in Mexico will signal in my domination of the world & the transition of the world into the next dimension of consciousness! WHAT?!?!?!

Human Mollusk said...

Meanwhile, in Germany Odin/Wotan has been demoted to be Santa's Helper Ruprecht (= Rupert, the name is derived from Odin's alternative name "Hruodhpercht", meaning "bright fame").
How humiliating that must be for the all-father!