Quetzalcoatl = wise leader who enjoys the favor of the Gods The Mayans were greatly interested in the Pleiades star cluster, which they viewed as the rattle of a great cosmic serpent. The Lord Quetzaclcoatl, meaning plumed serpent was identified with the planet Venus and was believed to have lived at the start of the fourth age, which began 11th August 3114 BC referred to by the Maya as the birth of Venus. The planet Venus was said to have been formed when Quetzacoatl after committing incest with his sister was filled with guilt and sacrificed himself by throwing himself into the fire and transforming into Venus. Cited from Website: The Venus Transit Maya called him Kukulkan Aztecs called him Quetzalcoatl Incas called him Viracocha. His other names are Gucumatz, Votan and Zamna Cited from Website Kalpana Quetzalcoatl the Feathered Serpent. He is the god of the day winds, water, Venus as the morning star, patron of priestly learning, and a creator god to whom many of the benefits of civilization are attributed http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usca&c=words&id=10118 god of light and good http://www.answers.com/topic/tezcatlipoca