Q2: Bones of the Plumed Serpent


Quetzalcoatl Aztec God. Calavera Roja via Shutterstock

In the Stuff to Blow Your Mind episode “Quetzalcoatl: The Winged Serpent,” Robert and Joe discussed the feathered snake god of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica -- as well as the giant pterosaur named after it. In this episode, fossils and myth come together in a discussion of Adrienne Mayor’s geomythology take on the plumed serpent.

Quetzalcoatl Aztec God.
Quetzalcoatl Aztec God.
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