Click here to buy through Etsy (Not currently available) This Aztec carving, dated to the 15th century, celebrates the birth of Quetzalcoatl, known as one of the Aztec's most benevolent gods. Quetzalcoatl is represented as the Feathered Serpent and as a sun god he was seen as the protector against the chaotic god, Tezcatlipoca (Smoking Mirror). He was instrumental in the creation of mankind as well as being responsible for introducing the concept of civilisation. Many variations of his birth exist both in art and literature, the most well-known being his virgin birth from a human mother by the name of Chimalman. This carving is likely a depiction of that divine birth myth.