Quetzalcoatl as the Egyptian "Serpopard"

Scholars believe that the space between the two necks represented the solar disk. In this way, the twin sepopards played a symbolic role as "helioporous" bearers of the Sun, carrying it from horizon to horizon.

Now, in my earlier posts you will find examples of Venusian goddesses, such as Isis, Inanna, Ishtar and Cybele, carrying the Sun across the sky in a chariot pulled by lions. In fact, on the Ishtar Gate in Babylon, a serpopard dragon is found representing the sun god Marduk.

I now propose that the serpopard legend was anciently carried to Meso and South America by Proto-Phonecian / Egyptian mariners as a symbol for Venus and her Sun chariot. This, I suggest, evolved into the flying serpent deity of Venus known as Quetzalcoatl and Kukalcan.

In the illustration, Quetzalcoatl is depicted with the head of a panther and spiraling ears much like the Babylonian serpopard of Ishtar. In other illustrations, it has the body of a serpent corresponding to the serpopard neck.