The resplendent quetzal bird can found in Guatemala and Panama. Ancient Maya and Aztec assume this bird as “God of the Air” and become a symbol of goodness and light. Due to this bird assume as sacred bird, killing quetzal is a crime in Maya and Aztec culture.
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“El dios cangrejo” (spanish) was a deity of the Mochica or Moche culture (Peru). This culture has as main god AI-APAEC, characterized by their feline features. In ceramics this god has the body of animals such as crab, spider or eagle, is also seen on an ear of corn or on a mountain. Check here for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moche_(culture)
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