Quetzalcoatl: “Symbol of the Cultural Resistance of indigenous peoples”

photo VD: Jose Eduardo Cubías.

By José Eduardo Cubías Colorado

Quetzalcoatl, “symbol of the cultural resistance of Mesoamerican peoples at the foot of the School of Arts, in front of the Plaza de la Cultura, from the University of El Salvador, is the artistic representation of the god Quetzalcóatl” as a cultural icon of pre-Columbian peoples and of our ancestral roots.

The work was inaugurated two years ago in commemoration of the 525 years of resistance of the original peoples of the region. Represents the emblematic figure of “the feathered snake”.

Sculpture is the master's creation, Carlos Manuel Escalante, as a tribute to “the Jaguar's Grandchildren”, so called to the descendants of the original peoples located in the west of this country.