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Re: "plumed" serpents

I remember that - I waited until it got to TV.  Was that starring Bruce Dern
as the madman?

-----Original Message-----
From: D.I.G. <dinosaur@interport.net>
To: bettyc@flyinggoat.com <bettyc@flyinggoat.com>; dinosaur@usc.edu
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 3:20 AM
Subject: Re: "plumed" serpents

>Uh, sorry, the crack about the "Quetz" who lives in the Chrysler Building
in NYC
>was a joke. I guess I must the only person who admits to having seen the
>"Q."  It's fun actually, but that is a story for a different day.
>Betty Cunningham wrote:
>> D.I.G. wrote:
>> >
>> > Could someone define a term please:
>> > "ancients"
>> > Who are we talking about?
>> > Also, exactly which "ancient dragons" had feathery wings? What culture?
>> > When?
>> the same artists that painted Putties (little kids' heads' attached to
>> feathery wings with no bodies),in classic painting sof the Baroque and
>> Rococo periods.
>> Medeival European manuscripts and older did not, as a rule, depict
>> dragons as winged, much less with feathery wings.
>> (Cockatrices, yes, but they are rooster/toad hybrids, so it's allowed)
>> > (personally, except for Quetzcoatl, I've never heard of a "feathery
>> > dragon" and it's doubtful whether old Quetz was considered a
>> > it a bird?" The one that lives in the Chrysler Building here in NY
>> > look like a dragon.)
>> that bird was named after the raingod, not the other way round
>> Good ol' Quetzal is depicted all over one of the pyramids in Mexico with
>> each head functioning as a drainspout.
>> -Betty Cunningham
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