Olmec (circa 1400-400 BCE) Monument 19, from La Venta, Tabasco. The earliest known representation of a feathered serpent in Mesoamerica. 
The early Olmec feathered serpent, as shown here, is thought to have acted as a forerunner for many Mesoamerican deities, with the feathered serpent later becoming a prominent and established aspect and deity of Mesoamerican religion. Dualism is common in Mesoamerican deities, as shown here with the feathered serpent. Being a serpent represents the human aspect of it, and the ability to move on the ground like and among other animals. Being feathered represents the divine nature of it, or the ability to reach the skies.
Courtesy & currently located at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City. Photo taken by Xuan Che.

Olmec (circa 1400-400 BCE) Monument 19, from La Venta, Tabasco. The earliest known representation of a feathered serpent in Mesoamerica. 

The early Olmec feathered serpent, as shown here, is thought to have acted as a forerunner for many Mesoamerican deities, with the feathered serpent later becoming a prominent and established aspect and deity of Mesoamerican religion. Dualism is common in Mesoamerican deities, as shown here with the feathered serpent. Being a serpent represents the human aspect of it, and the ability to move on the ground like and among other animals. Being feathered represents the divine nature of it, or the ability to reach the skies.

Courtesy & currently located at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City. Photo taken by Xuan Che.

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