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Re: "plumed" serpents



Michael Moriarty

Allan Edels wrote:

> 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
> <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
> movie
> >"Q."  It's fun actually, but that is a story for a different day.
> >ES
> >
> >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
> dragon.Wasn't
> >> > it a bird?" The one that lives in the Chrysler Building here in NY
> doesn't
> >> > 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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