The Quetzalcoatl is the feathered serpent worshiped by the Mayans. The Mayan leader, Montezuma, believed that the white men were the famous God returned.
The god was believe to have left and would return one day in the year 1 atl. Cortes confused Montezume and made him believe he was the returning god, Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl was the main god or sun god of the Aztec people. so Quetzalcoatl was not an event but a person they worshiped. It was said that he would return to his people one day and the Aztecs waited for that to happen. I don't know if they sacrificed anything to him to celebrate him however.
The Aztecs welcomed Hernan Cortes because they believed he was the god Quetzalcoatl. There was a prophecy that this god would return one day, and Cortes' arrival in 1519 coincided with the time frame of this prediction.
Cortes had an advantage because there was a god by the name of Quetzalcoatl who resembled a Spaniard, in other words he was fair in complexion and had blue eyes. Now the Aztecs believed that Quetzalcoatl would one day return to Earth. So when Cortes came to conquer them, they thought he was Quetzalcoatl returning to Earth. So Cortes could basically make them do whatever he wanted, by bringing up the fact that he was their god.
Mummification took place in Ancient Egypt because they believed that their kings/pharaohs would one day return to life
It is believed that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain you will one day return to Rome.
Quetzalcoatl is important because it is actually said that Montezuma thought Cortes was indeed the God Quetzalcoatl, which legend said would return in the Mayan year one Reid. It turns out, by chance, when Cortes arrived in present day Mexico it was indeed the year one Reid. The Aztec God Quetzalcoatl was a light-skinned winged God. Seeing this magnificent white man ride in on a white horse really seemed to go along with the classic portrayal of their God, therefore really easily fooling the people. Soon after the Aztecs interacted with Cortes, history says most of Montezuma's people despised Cortes and didn't think he was really the God they originally thought him to be, but Montezuma was still unsure and therefore still feared Cortes; and did most of what was asked of him. Angering his own people. Leading to his demise later by his own people. Also interesting is that Mayan legend stated that Quetzalcoatl was driven out of the land that is now called Mexico, and exiled to the West. The legend that he would return on the year one Reid stated he would return via the West from the ocean... exactly as Cortes did. Leading to the mystery of who Cortes was.
I would like to return some day.
Does Oregon have a 3 day return law on new cars and where would you find that at?
The Spanish had horses that scared the Incas.Better weaponsTrained better.The Incan were fighting among themselves for control of their own governmentWeakened them enough for the Spanish to conquer them.Diseases such as smallpox that wiped out entire communities.Prophecy of the god Quetzalcoatl which was believed that one day a new white god would come.