nick c wrote:I think I found it? June 13, 2012:
Headed for the Sky
I see, and there's the headdress.
There is no doubt, imhop, that headdresses and especially feathered headdresses that appear in a variety of cultural settings have their origins in unusual and terrifying cosmic phenomea that impressed ancient man. Feathers are typically associated with comets in the Americas, in fact one of the common descriptions of comets is "feathered star."Now that ya found the article, any thoughts to the topic?
I think the TPOD misses the point by not stating the connection to comets.A distinguishing feature of Mesoamerican dragons is that many of them are equipped with feathers (see Figure 6). This association of serpents and feathers is, of course, grossly unnatural; and scholars have been hard pressed to find a satisfactory explanation for this assimilation of features. It is worthy of note, however, that comets were compared to celestial feathers by the American Indians as well as by peoples of the Old World.
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