The Tibetan symbol for the origins
of the universe shows a seed of the universe rotating
clockwise in the spiral of potential energy. (See the sign
in Group 14.)
The same structure, , is also the coat of arms of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl ("quetzal" = precious, the quetzal bird, plumed; and "coatl" = serpent), the feathered snake, most probably a chief from another culture arriving in the Aztec empire around the year A.D. 700. Quetzalcoatl introduced a new body of knowledge and art, and is believed to have discouraged the practice of human sacrifice. He accepted offerings of snakes and butterflies though.
According to the legend he came from the west, was a white man, and wore a beard. According to Aztec astrology he was to return at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Quetztalcoatl is associated with the planet Venus as the Morning star. See in Group 29.
When the Spaniards arrived at the beginning of the sixteenth century, King Montezuma and his court believed them to be forerunners or ascendants of the god Quetzalcoatl. As a result of this mistake the king and his guards were cruelly murdered in the name of the Christian God.
For the sake of comparison Huitzilopochtli's coat of arms is also shown. He was the Aztecs' war god and demanded human sacrifice. Note the number of the "seeds", five, and compare with , one of the signs of the Venus goddess of war in Group 29.