Quetzalcoatl was one of the Aztec gods. Quetzalcoatl was referred to as a feathered serpent and was believed by some to be the chief god of the Aztecs.
In the early 16th century, when Hernán Cortés arrived to conquer the Aztecs, the Aztecs believed that he was Quetzalcoatl. This was because the Sword of Cortés had the mark of Quetzalcoatl on it. Quetzalcoatl may have been one of the gods that cursed the Aztec gold paid to Cortés.
In the early 18th century, Davy Jones tattooed a picture of Quetzalcoatl to the chest of Captain Torrents. This angered Quetzalcoatl, who cursed Torrents by making bad weather follow him where ever he went.
Behind the scenes
- A weapon called the Sword of Quetzalcoatl was designed for the video game Pirates of the Caribbean Online but never released.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow: The Coming Storm (First mentioned)