Quetzalcoatl: The Winged Serpent

Aztec Pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico By schlyx/Shutterstock

From the Aztec temples of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica to the 1980s monster film “Q: The Winged Serpent,” the feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl soars high over the human imagination. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick explore the history of this winged wonder -- as well as the prehistoric Quetzalcoatlus named after the ancient Lord of the Dawn.

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Q: The Winged Serpent
Q: The Winged Serpent