Quetzalcoatl, His Mane wreathed with Emerald feathers, said, “I am #Quetzalcoatl, the Morning Star. Every morning, I lead #Tonatiuh back out of Mictlan to be reborn with the dawn. I know the way out of the Land of the Dead and will guide us back home to sweet #Tamoanchan.” The rest of the gods heard Their brave words and thought the plan wise. #Tezcatlipoca said, “Though We may fight and compete for glory, Brother Quetzalcoatl, I too want to see the humans brought back from Mictlan. May You succeed in bringing back the bones.” With that said, Xolotl and Quetzalcoatl set out from Tamoanchan, descending towards the Land of the Dead. The other gods watched Them go with great concern, for They knew that Mictlantecuhtli was a proud and cunning king who wouldn’t give up the bones willingly. They gathered around Tezcatlipoca’s smoking mirror, a device of wonderful power through which the god could see everything, to watch the progress of the twins and wait.
#Xolotl led the way down to Mictlan and through the nine layers of the Realm of #Death. They retraced the path that the Sun took every night down into the depths of the underworld, all the way to the palace of the Lord of the Dead. “We must be careful,” Quetzalcoatl said. “I know #Mictlantecuhtli will not be pleased by Our request. He is a clever god and may try to trap Us.” Xolotl agreed, and They cautiously proceeded to the throne of the Lord and Lady of the Dead.
Mictlantecuhtli was waiting for Them....
I received this necklace by @home_of_the_feathered_serpent and I've cherished it. The necklace represents Quetzalcoatl geting our bones to bring us life in the Fifth Sun. Follow him for Art, Live Feeds, Resistance posts, and more Cultura.In Honor of this I will be releasing images from a shoot while I tell the Journey of Quetzalcoatl through Mictlan.
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