- 1 History
- 2 Powers and Abilities
- 3 Paraphernalia
- 4 Trivia
- 5 See Also
- 6 Links and References
The origins of the Tēteoh are blurry. According to ancient myths, they were sired by the primeval god and goddess Ometecuhtli (or "Tonacatecuhtli") and Omecíhuatl (or "Tonacacihuatl"), collectively known as the androgynous Ometeotl). It is unclear if they originated on Earth, their realm Topán, the Floating World or in another dimension linked to Topán, although it seems Quetzalcoatl, god of sky, and his brother Tezcatlipoca, god of war, were indeed born on Topán.
Tezcatlipoca was chosen by his parents to rule the Tēteoh under the First Sun. He populated his world with a race of powerful yet primitive and warlike giants. His rival Quetzalcoatl put his reign to an end when he send jaguars to kill the giants.
Ruler of the Tēteoh under the Second Sun
Quetzalcoatl was then chose to rule the Tēteoh under the Second Sun. His rule ended when Tezcatlipoca who caused great wind to blow away all civilization.
Third and Fourth Suns
Chalchiuhtlicue, goddess of water, was then chosen to ruler under the Fourth Sun, but the rival brothers kept on fighting, causing the end of the world in a cataclysmic flood. Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca descended from Topán and witnessed the endless primordial ocean remaining after the flood, inhabited by the gigantic crocodilian monster Cipactli who devoured any life that approached her.
Joint Ruler of Tēteoh under the Fifth Sun
Realizing life couldn't exist as long as the monster lived, they set aside their rivalry to join forces in order to slay Cipactli, Quetzalcoatl immobilizing it while Tezcatlipoca (who lost his left foot in the battle) delivered the killing. Using her remains to create the world of the Fifth Sun, which they agreed to rule jointly.
He then accompanied his brother Xolotl, god of lightning, to the netherworld realm of Mictlan of the death god Mictlantecuhtli, where they stole the bones of the previous worlds' inhabitants and, returning to Earth realm, collaborated with Gaea (known as "Coatlicue" and "Cihuacoatl") to create a new race of mortals from the bones of the previous races.
Despite their joint leadership, their rivalry didn't ended as Tezcatlipoca, feared by his worshipers as a god of conflict, vengeance and destruction, was jealous of his brother, praised as a benevolent god of knowledge and prosperity.
Quetzalcoatl was among the champions chosen by various Skyfathers to act as a champion in the fight against the Demogorge. He was temporarily consumed alongside the other deities until Thor was able to defeat the Demogorge.
The Sons of the Serpent were attempting to summon Quetzalcoatl in a mystical ceremony when the 50-State Initiative Defenders team interrupted. Quetzalcoatl was summoned in the form of a giant fire-breathing feathered serpent whom the team fought and subdued, causing collateral damage to the area of Atlantic City that they were fighting in.
Quetzalcoatl was among the Council of Godheads who judged whether or not Alexander Aaron (Phobos) was worthy of the title of God of Fear, alongside the other council members he found Phobos worthy.
Powers and Abilities
Quetzalcoatl possesses the conventional superhuman physical attributes of an Aztec god, but with an enhanced strength enabling him to press about 100 tons.
He can assume the form of a gigantic fire-breathing feathered serpent.
He can fly in both forms.
He is an extremely skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and also use thrown spears.
Quetzalcoatl has an enhanced strength enabling him to press about 100 tons.
- 10 appearance(s) of Quetzalcoatl (Earth-616)
- 13 mention(s) of Quetzalcoatl (Earth-616)
- 3 image(s) of Quetzalcoatl (Earth-616)
Links and References
- Quetzalcoatl at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
- Quetzalcoatl at the Appendix to the Marvel Universe