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From: "Don Doggett" 
Subject: (urth) Quetzal and Noah's Ark 
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 12:56:00 -0800

Hi everyone,

All this discussion about Quetzal and his place on the Whorl got me digging
around on Google and, while I didn't find quite what I was looking for
(mythic references to a stowaway snake) I found some things far more
interesting.  I'm not sure how relevant they are but they are certainly
interesting.  Here's a sample:

          Legends of Central America subsequently refer to Noah as
Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent that sailed off into the East where the
rising sun ate him up.   That is, as the sun arose Noah's Ark disappeared
over the eastern horizon without them, leaving the people behind in the
midst of earthquakes, tidal waves, and chaos as the earth continued to
convulse and ocean bottoms sank to swallow up the flood waters.   The
restoration was now indeed underway.

          Note:  Noah had absolutely no control over his great raft of a
city.   Therefore, when a portion of the Atlantic Ocean bottom, for example,
sank, the waves and currents created easily sucked Noah's great raft along
Eastward like a cork in a stream.   However, those left behind in the
Americas knew that Noah had a way with GOD; so, they blamed Noah for leaving
without them.   Thus, the name Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent. "

This is from
www.geocities.com/WallStreet/Floor/7845/BRIANSANNES/mountararat.html  It's a
Mormon site and I don't have much use for Mormon biblical scholarship but it
doesn't seem like dubious scholarship ever stopped Wolfe from exploring an
interesting/entertaining idea.

This next site is interesting for it's relevance to Crush's Quetzal/Dionysus
theory.  Not only does it tie these two together but it also ties them both
into Noah and Hindu mythology.  What?!  It's

The third one I found of interest was
www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/jblack/jbnahua2.html This one is cool because
of the reference to the importance of maize.  Curious, considering the
importance of corn in SS.

I found all of these by entering "Noah's ark" and "Quetzal" or
"Quetzalcoatl" in the search engine and there are tons more pages which I
don't have the time or inclination to sift through.  But have fun.



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