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Some call him Quetzalcoatl others Kukulcan but regardless of the name, all the great ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica have spoken of his great dominance and power: the great feathered serpent. Remnants of the legendary deity can be found throughout all Mayan and Aztec civilizations in Mexico and Guatemala. The Itza people built an entire city around the legend.

The temple of El Castillo at Chichen Itza is dedicated to the ancient deity and he makes his proud descent during every spring and fall equinoxes as the shadow cast by the angle of the sun and edges of the nine steps of the Chichen Itza Pyramid and the stone serpent head carvings create the illusion of a massive serpent descending the temple.