Kukulcan

Definition

Kukulcan (pron. Koo-kool-kan) is the name of a feathered serpent god in the mythology and religion of Mesoamerica, in particular, the Yucatec Maya. He is also identified as the feathered serpent god Quetzalcóatl by the Toltecs and Aztecs, as Gucumatz to the Quiché Maya of Guatemala, and Ehecatl, the wind god of the Huastecs of the Gulf Coast.

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  • 250 CE - 950 CE
    The Classic Maya Period which saw the height of the Maya Civilization in cities such as Chichen Itza, Palenque, Tikal, Copan and Uxmal.
  • c. 750 CE - c. 1200 CE
    Chichen Itza flourishes in Yucatan, Mexico.
  • c. 900 CE - c. 1150 CE
    The Toltec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
  • c. 1345 CE - 1521 CE
    The Aztec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
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