posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 11:35 PM
reply to post by Wolfenz
It's very interesting that the majority of cultures in the Americas, both north and south, in some way venerated a feathered serpent. I understand
worshipping a rain god but why worship a snake god? It might have something to do with their underworld mythology. Snakes are known to be underground
dwellers. I figure serpent worship was very common before the domination of Christianity and Islam.
I still believe some catastrophic event happened somewhere in the Americas which set back the advancements of those cultures, just as Slayer suggested
about the ruins of the Olmecs and of Puma Punku. Some terrible event must have cracked all those giant stones.
I found a very interesting detail on the net about ancient Axum. The Ethiopians have a myth that says a dragon ruled the realm of Axum in which the
people had to pay tribute. A man named Agaboz slew the dragon and they made him king. Sounds a little like the myth of George and the dragon. If it
has any basis of truth I would guess the dragon was a very large boa or python which they fed to appease the god of the underworld.
Is there anyone on ATS that knows more about Ethiopian mythology which could elaborate on the story of king Agaboz?