The Children of Agni

Now, in the 15th Chapter of the "Galactic Warfare" series we will dive into the mysteries of the Mothman Prophecies and such. So lately I have been binge watching some interesting Documentaries on the "Mothman" sightings, and how witnesses had seen this particular creature 50 to 60 years prior to the Silver Bridge incident.

Though I had to scower for the best and informative ones, I had seen one particular video called "The Mothman of Point Pleasant" (Watchdoku on Youtube) detailing some interesting connections on this Entities appearances, and the UFO lights appearing simultaneously. Then on top of that there would be other significant sightings like the story of an Entity called "Indrid Cold" to whichmany dubbed "The grinning man". And then another witness encountering some entity looking like a giant humanoid living plant was demanding his blood....

So, it seems that there are some interesting stories that was put into this Documentary, and as such had really scared some of the eye witnesses. I remember one story based on a Christian man's encounter with the Mothman, and how he stated that he was frightened, but as a Christian he states that he sensed evil and had called on the blood of Jesus. Even though the creature had left (eventually), he states that this image of the encounter still haunts him, however, based from these encounters shows that even though it was a frightening experience, the being would not harm the person or persons.

Though many would state that due to the numerous sightings of this being, some would blame the destruction of the bridge to it, while others state that there was a defective part that came loose. It seems that whatever the case maybe, these sightings would come into play as some would state the Mothman being spotted in the Chernobyl before the incident had occurred.

Based from the "Mysteriousuniverse" states this: The Mothman Prophecies Movie and the Chernobyl Disaster of April 1986: What’s the Truth? Nick Redfern April 6, 2021:

"Now and again, I get asked if Mothman was really seen – on multiple occasions – at the site of the Chernobyl disaster in April 1986. And, as a follow-up to my recent article on Mothman, Gray Barker and John Keel, it’s happened again: two people have asked me about the Mothman-Chernobyl story. The fact is that, no, Mothman was not specifically seen at Chernobyl. However, there are good reasons why people might think the winged menace was there."

"Before we get to the matter of the subject, however, here’s a bit of background information of what went down at Chernobyl. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission said of the terrible incident: “On April 26, 1986, a sudden surge of power during a reactor systems test destroyed Unit 4 of the nuclear power station at Chernobyl, Ukraine, in the former Soviet Union. The accident and the fire that followed released massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment. Emergency crews responding to the accident used helicopters to pour sand and boron on the reactor debris. The sand was to stop the fire and additional releases of radioactive material; the boron was to prevent additional nuclear reactions. A few weeks after the accident, the crews completely covered the damaged unit in a temporary concrete structure, called the ‘sarcophagus,’ to limit further release of radioactive material.”

"The Commission said: “The Soviet government also cut down and buried about a square mile of pine forest near the plant to reduce radioactive contamination at and near the site. Chernobyl’s three other reactors were subsequently restarted but all eventually shut down for good, with the last reactor closing in 1999. The Soviet nuclear power authorities presented their initial accident report to an International Atomic Energy Agency meeting in Vienna, Austria, in August 1986."

"After the accident, officials closed off the Chernobyl area within 30 kilometers (18 miles) of the plant, except for persons with official business at the plant and those people evaluating and dealing with the consequences of the accident and operating the undamaged reactors. The Soviet (and later on, Russian) government evacuated about 115,000 people from the most heavily contaminated areas in 1986, and another 220,000 people in subsequent years.” With that all said, it’s now time to take a look at the controversial Chernobyl connection. Or, non-connection. The Portalist says: “In the decades following the disaster, rumors have flown on cryptozoology-inclined corners of the internet that Chernobyl workers and residents of Pripyat saw something very eerie in the days prior to the explosion.”

"The Portalist continues: “Reportedly, a bizarre winged creature was seen flying over the town on numerous occasions. A few workers at Chernobyl also allegedly saw the same creature hovering over the plant. Even stranger, those who claimed to have seen the creature were reportedly plagued by nightmares and harassed by incessant, threatening phone calls thereafter. Many claimed the creature resembled a man-like bird with red eyes, and some came to refer to it as ‘the Black Bird of Chernobyl.'”

"Now, onto Loren Coleman, who says of all this: “John Keel and I openly discussed with the media, and did our best to straighten out the record regarding the mythos that became the Chernobyl ‘Mothman’ accounts. The Chernobyl story, the Galveston Hurricane-Mothman tie-in, and other examples given in the 2002 movie were pure fiction.” Loren continued that “right after the movie was released, various websites posted the Chernobyl/Mothman sightings as factual. But there is not one thread of evidence that any winged weirdies were witnessed before the Chernobyl accident. It is a bit of movie fiction that has, unfortunately, moved into pseudo-factoid cryptozoology.” That’s not quite the end of the situation, however. We now have to go back thirty years."

"In 1991, IllumiNet Press published a then-new edition of John Keel’s 1975 book, The Mothman Prophecies. At the end of the book there is a 7-page-long new Afterword from Keel dated July 10, 1991. Towards the end of the Afterword Keel says something interesting:

“History does repeat itself and in the 1980s the Soviet Union was suddenly engulfed with UFOs and monsters in a classic repetition of what happened in the USA in the 1950s and 60s. As in the Great American Wave of those decades, it all seemed to have very important meanings and the innumerable events were subject to all kinds of interpretations ranging from the occult and religious to the scientific and the cosmic. Bright lights were haunting Soviet atomic plants and hundreds of remote little Russian towns were plunged into the same kind of Twilight Zone horror that once gripped Point Pleasant.” By referencing, in 1991, (A) the Soviet Union being “engulfed with UFOs and monsters;” (B) “Soviet atomic plants;” and (C) “little Russian towns” being “plunged into the same kind” of horror that descended on Point Pleasant, it may well be that it was Keel himself who inadvertently helped to provoke the Chernobyl legends [italics all mine]."

"Certainly, it’s easy to see how and why Keel’s references to Soviet atomic facilities and to monsters in Russia – and all in the same breath, no less – could have provoked rumors of a Chernobyl connection in later years."

But let's see the website "mythology.net" on the "Mothman" and see more details from there. "It was the year 1966 when a strange creature surfaced in the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. This creature was described as being at least 7 feet tall, with a humanoid body and a wingspan at least 10 feet in length. Its distinguishing feature? Two red glowing eyes that terrified anyone who saw them. For the next year, this strange moth-like creature continued to terrorize the residents of Point Pleasant. Thus, the legend of the Mothman was born."

Who is Mothman? "Mothman is a large creature thought to inhabit the TNT area located just outside of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. This winged creature first appeared on November 12, 1966 in front of five men who were digging a grave in Clendenin, West Virginia (approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Point Pleasant)."

"Just three days later, on November 15, two couples going for a night-time drive through the TNT area spotted the creature again. Terrified, they sped off at over 100 miles per hour, but the strange being had no trouble keeping up with them. The couples were chased back into town, where they reported their sighting to Deputy Sheriff Millard Halstead. The next day, Deputy Halstead and the couples held a press conference at the city courthouse to share the story. It was then that the creature was named ‘Mothman’ because of its strange appearance."

"Later that night, another famous sighting occurred when Marcella Bennett drove to a friend’s house, which happened to be located inside the TNT area. When she got out of the car with her baby, she was startled as a large creature started to come out of the shadows near her car. Her fright caused her to drop her young child, though she quickly recovered from her shock. She picked up the baby, ran inside, and quickly locked the doors. Mothman climbed onto the porch and peered through the windows at the family, but disappeared before the police arrived. Over the next few months, Mothman terrorized the town. Nearly 100 people came forward with eyewitness reports between November 1966 and December 1967. During this time, the town of Point Pleasant also experienced paranormal and possibly extraterrestrial activity that was thought to be somehow linked to Mothman."

Physical Description "Those who saw Mothman claim that he was a large, grey, humanoid type creature with massive wings. He is thought to stand between 5 and 7 feet tall with a 10-foot wing span. Mothman’s head is described as being oddly shaped, and sitting close to the creature’s body. Some people even describe him as being headless, with only two eyes protruding above his torso. Additionally, his bright-red glowing eyes are said to be extremely large."

"Mothman is also capable of incredible flying capabilities. The couple who saw him the night of November 15, 1966 outside of the TNT area said he was able to keep up with their car at 100 miles per hour without flapping his wings. He is also capable of weaving quickly in between dense forest areas and rising straight into the sky like a helicopter. These flight patterns are beyond our current capabilities with solo-flight devices like jetpacks, causing many people to disregard the possibility of a prank. Though many people are divided on the nature of the Mothman, it has been noted that the creature has never harmed a human being during its encounters. This has caused many believers to think that the Mothman means no harm, but instead tries to warn people of impending danger with its presence."

"This was later evidenced further with the collapse of the Silver Bridge, as many witnesses claimed to see the Mothman on the bridge just before it fell. Others make arguments for the creature’s evil nature, and cite the disappearance of Newell Partridge’s dog and the ancient legend of Chief Cornstalk as evidence. It is their belief that the Mothman is a creature of danger and chaos who seeks to put humans in dangerous situations."

Origin Theories: Alien Creature: "Many people claim to have witnessed UFO sightings and paranormal experiences during Mothman’s time in Point Pleasant, leading many to believe that Mothman could be an extraterrestrial creature. The arrival of the mysterious Indrid Cold (also known as ‘The Grinning Man’) seems to give this theory foundation. On November 2, 1966 (10 days before the first Mothman sighting), Woodrow Derenberger was driving back to his home in Mineral Wells, West Virginia when he was cut off by what he thought was a car. The vehicle forced him to slow down and then pull over on the side of the road."

"When he got closer, he realized that the contraption was not a car, but a strange craft that resembled a ‘kerosene lamp chimney.’ A figure then exited the craft and walked to his car. The figure looked very human in appearance and was wearing a coat that was a metallic blue color. He spoke to Woodrow and told him that he meant him no harm. Strangely, the man did not move his lips and his mouth remained fixed in its smile—which later led people to call him ‘The Grinning Man.’ Woodrow realized that the man was speaking to him telepathically. The man introduced himself as Indrid Cold and told Woodrow that he was from a different galaxy. They conversed for nearly 10 minutes before the strange man returned to his craft."

"Before he left, he told Woodrow to report his experience to the authorities. Woodrow’s story was published and corroborated by several witnesses who saw him pulled over on the road and talk to a strange man. Several of the witnesses were even able to describe the odd craft. Others who saw the Mothman were questioned by strange ‘Men in Black’ with pale, translucent skin. They were asked if they had witnessed the Mothman and (if so) what they had specifically seen. Many people reported that they talked in a strange, almost robotic tone that made them nervous. Anyone who was questioned and who had, in fact, seen something related to the Mothman was told to remain quiet on the subject."

"Several of the witnesses received anonymous threatening phone calls that warned them not to speak about the Mothman. Extraterrestrial enthusiasts claim that the descriptions of these strange men match those of an alien species. The sightings of these strange men combined with the Mothman leads many to believe that the Mothman may be an extraterrestrial creature that somehow found its way to Earth."

Mutated Monster: "Others who believe in the Mothman prefer a more scientific approach. Their theories about the Mothman’s origins are largely influenced by the home of the creature: the TNT area. The TNT area was constructed during World War II. It was situated near a large wildlife preservation area, ensuring that the area was remote and rarely frequented. The TNT area is comprised of many miles of igloo-type concrete domes. The military used these spaces to create and store weapons of mass destruction. After the war, the site was abandoned. Many toxic substances from the weapons that were stored leaked out into the surrounding forest area. There are some that believe that the Mothman was affected by these chemicals. They believe that somehow a creature’s DNA was fused with toxic chemicals and somehow mutated into a strange, humanoid creature. Those who believe this think Mothman is our own doing and believe we should deal with the consequences accordingly. Vengeful Curse Still others believe Mothman is the embodiment of a 200-year-old curse. This curse can be traced back to the death of Chief Cornstalk and several of his tribesman. Chief Keigh-tugh-gua (which is translated to cornstalk) wanted peace with the American colonists who were trying to occupy the land of seven different Native American nations. Unfortunately, there were many on both sides who opposed this idea."

"On November 7, 1777, Chief Cornstalk traveled to a fort in an area called Point Pleasant and tried to engage in peace talks with the colonists to prevent fighting. He insisted that peace was necessary because the British were trying to convince the other nations to join with them to oppose the colonists and that only he and his tribe stood in their way. However, he feared he could not hold them back much longer. Fearful, the colonists took him and his companions prisoner and detained them inside their fort. Chief Cornstalk was considered to be a skilled fighter and military genius and was greatly respected by both sides. By detaining him, the colonists hoped that they could prevent the Native Americans from attacking. Two days later (November 9, 1777) Chief Cornstalk’s son, Ellinipisco, visited the fort to see his father and was also detained."

"On November 10, 1777, gunfire was heard near the Kanawha River. When soldiers from the fort went to investigate, they found that two men who had left to hunt for deer had been ambushed by Native Americans. One was dead. Enraged, the soldiers burst into the quarters of Chief Cornstalk and his companions and brutally murdered them as revenge. As he laid dying on the ground, Chief Cornstalk is said to have uttered a curse on the land in which he died. He spoke the following words:

“I was the border man’s friend. Many times I have saved him and his people from harm. I never warred with you, but only to protect our wigwams and lands. I refused to join your paleface enemies with the red coats. I came to the fort as your friend and you murdered me. You have murdered by my side, my young son…. For this, may the curse of the Great Spirit rest upon this land. May it be blighted by nature. May it even be blighted in its hopes. May the strength of its peoples be paralyzed by the stain of our blood.”

"Strange events occurred later in history, such as a lightning bolt that twice destroyed a monument erected in honor of the colonists who fought for the Ohio River Valley. When the Mothman appeared in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, many people were convinced that he was yet another punishment set upon the land from the angered spirit of Chief Cornstalk."

Sightings: The Collapse of the Xiaon Te Dam: "Surprisingly, the first sighting of the Mothman may be traced back 40 years before he appeared in Point Pleasant. The beginning of January 1926 opened with the appearance of a strange creature in Southeastern China. The locals described this creature as a ‘man dragon’ that could frequently be seen hovering over the Xiaon Te Dam. On January 19, 1926, the Xiaon Te Dam collapsed, releasing nearly 40 billion gallons of water into the surrounding farms in the valley. The death toll is estimated to be well over 15,000, though many of records of this disaster have since been destroyed."

November 12 to November 16, 1966: "On November 12, 1966, the Mothman was first sighted flying over a cemetery by five men who were digging a grave late at night. They described the creature they saw as man-like figure who could fly. Three days later, on the night of November 15, 1966, Newell Partridge’s dog started growling at a creature outside. Partridge heard an odd noise and went outside to investigate with a flashlight. He was startled to discover the Mothman. Partridge quickly tried to call his dog back into the house, but the dog (who was a trained hunting dog) darted off into the night. Partridge ran into the house to grab his rifle and go after his dog, but was too scared to go back outside. He never saw the dog again. The same night, two married couples were taking a late-night drive out of Point Pleasant to the TNT area."

"They saw a large dog carcass on the side of the road on their way out. Upon reaching the TNT area, they saw a large, winged humanoid with glowing red eyes. The creature chased them back into town and managed to keep up with them even though they were speeding at 100 miles per hour. As they drove back into town, they noticed that the dog’s carcass was gone. They went back to look for it later but it was never found. Many believe the dog’s carcass was Newell Partridge’s hunting dog.

"On the night of the 16th, Marcella Bennett was driving to a friend’s house at night. She got out of the car with her baby and was startled as she saw the Mothman rise up next to her car. She was so startled that she dropped her baby. She quickly recovered however, and rushed inside with her child and locked the doors. The Mothman reportedly walked up the steps of the porch and peered into the house with its glowing red eyes. By the time the police arrived to investigate, it had disappeared. Hundreds of other sightings would be reported during this time, though these are the most notable."

The Collapse of the Silver Bridge: "On December 15, 1967 the Silver Bridge collapsed during rush hour traffic. In the hours before the collapse (and even during the event) many witnesses claimed to have seen the Mothman atop the bridge. The collapse was devastating, and 46 people lost their lives as their cars were plunged into the river below. The Mothman was never seen in Point Pleasant again."

The Collapse of the Freiburg Mine: "On the morning of September 10, 1978, a group of miners was heading to work in Freiburg, Germany, when they were confronted by a strange man in a trench coat. When they got closer, they realized it wasn’t a man, but a strange creature with huge wings. It appeared to have no head, but had large glowing red eyes on what seemed to be its chest. They stood in the entrance of the mine staring at the creature until it let out a terrifying scream that made them turn and run away from the mine. An hour later, the mine collapsed.

Chernobyl: "Throughout the year of 1985, many scientists, workers, and citizens who lived near the power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, saw a large bird-like creature with the body of a man flying around the nuclear plant. They claimed this terrifying creature had glowing red eyes. On April 26, 1986, the creature was spotted before a huge explosion that became one of the most famous nuclear accidents in history. Witnesses also saw the creature flying through the smoke and wreckage after the horrifying event."

The Collapse of the I-35 Bridge: "At the end of June in 2007, reports of Mothman began surfacing in Minnesota. The reports were concentrated in Minneapolis, the surrounding areas, and the I-35 Bridge itself. After a month of sightings, the bridge collapsed on August 1, 2007. The collapse was devastating, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others."

The Swine Flu Outbreak: "Residents in La Junta, Mexico began seeing a large, black, red-eyed creature in 2009. The creature reportedly stalked the town just before the swine flu outbreak that devastated the area. Several witnesses report being terrified by its screaming, and one was even chased by the creature. Local authorities searched for evidence of the creature, but it was never found."

Fukushima: "Two witnesses were out near Japan’s Fukushima power plant in March 2011 when they heard a loud screech. They turned back to see a creature sitting on top of the Fukushima plant. It suddenly unfurled its wings and began to fly towards them. They were horrified by a pair of glowing red eyes that were looking right at them, but the creature disappeared soon after. Shortly after the creature appeared to them, Fukushima was devastated by an earthquake and the nuclear power plant the witnesses walked by exploded."

"Explanation of the Myth As sightings of this cryptid continue into present day, many people wonder if the Mothman is more than a myth that haunts the town of Point Pleasant. There seems to be no consensus on whether the creature means harm towards human, though it can be agreed that sightings of the Mothman seem to precede tragedies and loss of life."

Now, there has been skeptics trying to debunk the Mothman to being a "large deformed Sandhill Crane", to a very large Owl with red eyes (the Sandhill Crane is said to have red eyes), but both Journalist Mary Hyre and John Keel were definitely investigating the situation. Even though I have not read all of the books by John Keel, he however had stated something like encountering the Men in Black, and the witnesses description of them.

There they also mentioned strange accounts of "red orbs" flying around a Farmers yard, and his dog going after the objects but end up missing. It seems that this situation is similar to the "Skinwalker Ranch" ordeal, as Terry's dogs had changed some blue orbs, but met their demise as scorch marks on the ground (could this also be the same case? See "Galactic Warfare" 4 and 5) There were also two witnesses seeing the Mothman in an abandoned building and had describe the being as having no neck, being dark grayish in color, very tall with big red eyes, and a 10 foot wingspan.

Now, people have been saying that this creature would either have feathers like a bird or be somewhat like the fictional character called "Batman", leading to some theories being the Mayan bat God "Camazotz". Here is what the Wiki states on this God:

"In Maya mythology, Camazotz (alternate spellings Cama-Zotz, Sotz, Zotz) is a bat god. Camazotz means "death bat" in the Kʼicheʼ language. In Mesoamerica, the bat is associated with night, death, and sacrifice."

"In the Popol Vuh, Camazotz are the bat-like monsters encountered by the Maya Hero Twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque during their trials in the underworld of Xibalba. The twins had to spend the night in the House of Bats, where they squeezed themselves into their own blowguns in order to defend themselves from the circling bats. Hunahpu stuck his head out of his blowgun to see if the sun had risen and Camazotz immediately snatched off his head and carried it to the ballcourt to be hung up as the ball to be used by the gods in their next ballgame. In Part III, chapter 5 of the Popol Vuh, a messenger from Xibalba, in the form of a man with the wings of a bat, brokers a deal between Lord Tohil and mankind, wherein mankind promises their armpits and their waists (the opening of their breasts in human sacrifice) in exchange for fire."

Now, this is merely speculation, but as some of these apparent sightings of the creature would have you think of the "Angel of Death" references, because then comes some kind of calamity ready to explode. Then based on the Camazotz theory may not fit the premise, because as this Mayan God is based on human sacrifice and blood (or does it?). If there would be a massive cataclysm leading to many deaths, and the Camazotz is the God of death, then perhaps there is a connection? There are some indication of this being also having a connection to the mysterious mutilation of different animals.

Remember the movie "The Cave"? It seems that these creatures also represent the Camazotz God as well. Here is what the Wiki states on the plot. "In the 13th-century Carpathian Mountains of Romania, an Eastern Orthodox abbey and its inhabitants are destroyed by a landslide. Centuries later, a group of modern-day Soviet and British plunderers search for the long-lost abbey during the Cold War era."

"They discover the abbey is built above a vast cave system, but it is completely blocked off by an intricate floor mosaic. Trying to blast their way in, they cause a landslide that buries the abbey, trapping the men in the cavern below. They descend further into the cave in hopes of finding a way out, even as they hear strange sounds in the darkness."

"Some time later, present day, a new team, led by Dr. Nicolai, with his associate Dr. Kathryn Jennings and cameraman Alex Kim explore the site, and the mythology behind the winged demons depicted in the mosaic on the abbey's floor. Local biologists believe the cave could contain an undiscovered ecosystem, so they hire a group of American spelunkers led by brothers Jack and Tyler McAllister – thrill-seeking professional cave explorers who run a world-famous team of divers."

"They arrive in Romania with a modified rebreather allowing a diver to remain submerged for up to 24 hours. The diving team includes rock-climbing professional Charlie, first scout Briggs, sonar expert Strode, and survival expert Top Buchanan. Briggs is chosen to scout ahead; when contact is lost, the group presses on in the likelihood it is simply an equipment malfunction. After the group finds Briggs safely downriver, Strode is suddenly attacked and dragged away by a large, unknown creature. His water scooter explodes and causes a cave-in, forcing them to follow the river and search for a new way out. Jennings and Nicolai discover a strange parasite in all of the lifeforms they find."

"Unlike the known cave species, which have adapted over generations to life underground, Jennings believes this new parasite originated in the cave environment and has never been exposed to the outside world."

"The team stumble across the equipment and remains of previous explorers, unaware they are being stalked by the creatures. They descend through a series of rapids, where Nicolai is attacked and Jack goes after him. Nicolai is dragged into a crevice but Jack breaks free, injured, after seeing letters tattooed on one of the creatures. Jack's senses and physical features begin to transform. When Jack tells them they must go back up to escape, Charlie scales the wall and is attacked by a creature hidden in the passage above."

"She nearly drops to her death, but recovers, before the human-sized winged creature kills her on the cliff face in full view of the team. As Jack exhibits super-keen senses and inhumanly slanted pupils, Jennings speculates that Jack, the previous explorers, and all the ecosystem's creatures mutated due to the parasite; and the infected humans resemble demons."

"Witnessing Jack's transformation, some of the survivors question his judgement and the team splits up. Alex, Briggs, and Jennings go their own way, while Top and Tyler stay with Jack. Jack, Top, and Tyler discover a cavern littered with human skeletons and realize this is the ancient battleground depicted in the abbey's artwork; the abbey's residents sealed the cave to prevent the creatures from escaping."

"After they see daylight through the underwater passage ahead, Tyler goes back to find the others, but Briggs dies defending Jennings and Alex, while the creatures enter the cavern and steal the rebreathers necessary to navigate the passage. Alex is killed before they can get in the water, but Jack sacrifices himself battling the creatures while Tyler, Jennings and Top escape. The three survivors return to civilization, and Top departs. Tyler asks Jennings if Jack could have survived in the open."

"She responds that she originally thought the parasite could only survive underground, but is now uncertain and thinks that it wants to get out. She bends down to kiss his cheek, revealing her pupils are like Jack's. As Katheryn walks away, Tyler realizes she knows she is infected with the parasite and intends to remain free, able to infect others. He runs after her, but she disappears in the crowd."

There is also the Movie "The Descent" that shows a crew of female cave explorers battling strange batlike humanoids. Now, some would deem the Mothman to being an Owl humanoid, seemingly due to the neckless description. So, could the being called "Mothman" actually be an Owl like creature instead? Let's see the website "owlpages.com" and see the different symbolism towards the Owls.

Owls in Mythology & Culture By Deane Lewis, Introduction: "Throughout history and across many cultures, people have regarded Owls with fascination and awe. Few other creatures have so many different and contradictory beliefs about them. Owls have been both feared and venerated, despised and admired, considered wise and foolish, and associated with witchcraft and medicine, the weather, birth and death."

"Speculation about Owls began in earliest folklore, too long ago to date, but passed down by word of mouth over generations. In early Indian folklore, Owls represent wisdom and helpfulness, and have powers of prophecy. This theme recurs in Aesop's fables and in Greek myths and beliefs. By the Middle Ages in Europe, the Owl had become the associate of witches and the inhabitant of dark, lonely and profane places, a foolish but feared spectre. An Owl's appearance at night, when people are helpless and blind, linked them with the unknown, its eerie call filled people with foreboding and apprehension: a death was imminent or some evil was at hand. During the eighteenth century the zoological aspects of Owls were detailed through close observation, reducing the mystery surrounding these birds. With superstitions dying out in the twentieth century - in the West at least - the Owl has returned to its position as a symbol of wisdom."

Owls in Greek & Roman Mythology: "In the mythology of ancient Greece, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, was so impressed by the great eyes and solemn appearance of the Owl that, having banished the mischievous crow, she honoured the night bird by making him her favourite among feathered creatures. Athena's bird was a Little Owl, (Athene noctua)."

"This Owl was protected and inhabited the Acropolis in great numbers. It was believed that a magical "inner light" gave Owls night vision. As the symbol of Athena, the Owl was a protector, accompanying Greek armies to war, and providing ornamental inspiration for their daily lives. If an Owl flew over Greek Soldiers before a battle, they took it as a sign of victory. The Little Owl also kept a watchful eye on Athenian trade and commerce from the reverse side of their coins."

"In early Rome a dead Owl nailed to the door of a house averted all evil that it supposedly had earlier caused. To hear the hoot of an Owl presaged imminent death. The deaths of Julius Caesar, Augustus, Commodus Aurelius, and Agrippa were apparently all predicted by an Owl."

"...yesterday, the bird of night did sit Even at noonday, upon the market place, Hooting and shrieking" (from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar") The Roman Army was warned of impending disaster by an Owl before its defeat at Charrhea, on the plains between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. According to Artemidorus, a second Century soothsayer, to dream of an Owl meant that a traveller would be shipwrecked or robbed."

"Another Roman superstition was that witches transformed into Owls, and sucked the blood of babies. In Roman Mythology, Proserpine (Greek: Persephone) was transported to the underworld against her will by Pluto (Greek: Hades), god of the underworld, and was to be allowed to return to her mother Ceres (Greek: Demeter), goddess of agriculture, providing she ate nothing while in the underworld. Ascalpus, however, saw her picking a pomegranate, and told what he had seen. He was turned into an Owl for his trouble - "a sluggish Screech Owl, a loathsome bird".

Owls in English Folklore: "Folklore surrounding the Barn Owl is better recorded than for most other Owls. In English literature the Barn Owl had a sinister reputation probably because it was a bird of darkness, and darkness was always associated with death."

"During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the poets Robert Blair and William Wordsworth used the Barn Owl as their favourite "bird of doom." During that same period many people believed that the screech or call of an Owl flying past the window of a sick person meant imminent death."

"The Barn Owl has also been used to predict the weather by people in England. A screeching Owl meant cold weather or a storm was coming. If heard during foul weather a change in the weather was at hand. The Custom of nailing an Owl to a barn door to ward off evil and lightning persisted into the 19th century. Another traditional English belief was that if you walked around an Owl in a tree, it would turn and turn its head to watch you until it wrung its own neck. Among early English folk cures, alcoholism was treated with Owl egg. The imbiber was prescribed raw eggs and a child given this treatment was thought to gain lifetime protection against drunkenness. Owls' eggs, cooked until they turned into ashes, were also used as a potion to improve eyesight."

"Owl Broth was given to children suffering from Whooping-cough. Odo of Cheriton, a Kentish preacher the 12th Century has this explanation of why the Owl is nocturnal: The Owl had stolen the rose, which was a prize awarded for beauty, and the other birds punished it by allowing it to come out only at night. In parts of northern England it is good luck to see an Owl."

Owls in American Indian Culture: "Among the different American Indian tribes, there are many diverse beliefs regarding the Owl. Presented here are some of those beliefs. According to an Indian legend, the 'Spedis Owl' carving was placed on a rock to serve as a protector from the 'water devils' and monsters that could pull a person into the water. The owl on a rock may have also indicated the ownership of that location for fishing."

"To an Apache Indian, dreaming of an Owl signified approaching death. Cherokee shamans valued Eastern Screech-Owls as consultants as the owls could bring on sickness as punishment. The Cree people believed Boreal Owl whistles were summons from the spirits. If a person answered with a similar whistle and did not hear a response, then he would soon die."

"The Dakota Hidatsa Indians saw the Burrowing Owl as a protective spirit for brave warriors. The Hopis Indians see the Burrowing Owl as their god of the dead, the guardian of fires and tender of all underground things, including seed germination. Their name for the Burrowing Owl is Ko'ko, which means "Watcher of the dark" They also believed that the Great Horned Owl helped their Peaches grow."

"The Inuit believed that the Short-eared Owl was once a young girl who was magically transformed into an Owl with a long beak. But the Owl became frightened and flew into the side of a house, flattening its face and beak. They also named the Boreal Owl "the blind one", because of its tameness during daylight. Inuit children make pets of Boreal Owls."

"Native Northwest coast Kwagulth people believed that owls represented both a deceased person and their newly-released soul. The Kwakiutl Indians were convinced that Owls were the souls of people and should therefore not be harmed, for when an Owl was killed the person to whom the soul belonged would also die. The Lenape Indians believed that if they dreamt of an Owl it would become their guardian."

"The Menominee people believed that day and night were created after a talking contest between a Saw-whet Owl (Totoba) and a rabbit (Wabus). The rabbit won and selected daylight, but allowed night time as a benefit to the vanquished Owl. The Montagnais people of Quebec believed that the Saw-whet Owl was once the largest Owl in the world and was very proud of its voice. After the Owl attempted to imitate the roar of a waterfall, the Great Spirit humiliated the Saw-whet Owl by turning it into a tiny Owl with a song that sounds like dripping water."

"To the Mojave Indians of Arizona, one would become an Owl after death, this being and interim stage before becoming a water beetle, and ultimately pure air. According to Navajo legend, the creator, Nayenezgani, told the Owl after creating it "...in days to come, men will listen to your voice to know what will be their future"

"California Newuks believed that after death, the brave and virtuous became Great Horned Owls. The wicked, however, were doomed to become Barn Owls. In the Sierras, native peoples believed the Great Horned Owl captured the souls of the dead and carried them to the underworld."

"The Tlingit Indian warriors had great faith in the Owl; they would rush into battle hooting like Owls to give themselves confidence, and to strike fear into their enemies."

"A Zuni legend tells of how the Burrowing Owl got its speckled plumage: the Owls spilled white foam on themselves during a ceremonial dance because they were laughing at a coyote that was trying to join the dance. Zuni mothers place an Owl feather next to a baby to help it sleep."

Based from the website "ancientimes.blogspot.com" states this. "Owls: Symbols of Wisdom or Harbingers of Death Those of us who study the ancient world are familiar with Athena's owl and its association with wisdom and vigilance but even in the ancient world owls were not always viewed in such a positive light. Pliny the Elder tells us Rome had to undergo a lustration, a purification of the entire city normally performed at the conclusion of the taking of the census every five years, because an owl found its way into the Capitolia."

"Pliny describes the owl as a funereal bird, a monster of the night and the very abomination of human kind. Virgil describes an owl's death-howl as a precursor to Dido's death and Ovid speaks of the bird's presence as an evil omen. Surprisingly, the same viewpoint was held by the Aztecs and Maya who considered the owl a symbol of death and destruction. The Aztec god of death, Mictlantecuhtli, was often depicted with owls. The Popol Vuh, a Mayan religious text, describes owls as messengers of Xibalba (the Mayan "Place of Fright"). Later tribes of Native Americans also believed owls were messengers and represented supernatural forces."

"Apache and Seminole people associated owls with the spirits of the dead and the bony circles around an owl's eyes are said to comprise the fingernails of apparitional humans. The Hopi associated owls with sorcery and the Ojibwe used an owl as a symbol for both evil and death. Pueblo people associated owls with Skeleton Man, the god of death and spirit of fertility. Other tribes, though, had a less dire viewpoint. Pawnee tribes viewed owls as the symbol of protection from any danger within their realms. Yakama tribes use an owl as a powerful totem, often to guide where and how forests and natural resources are useful with management."

Now, it seems that based on the description of the being called "Mothman", the name "moth" could be an exaggeration at this point. Based from the Owl symbolism seems to connect to the aspects of Death, thus leading to the strange sightings of the Mothman and the catalcysm that would take place afterwards. But when looking up Moth symbolism, there would be some positive aspects as well the negative or dark aspects (like darkness, death or the supernatural).

Now, based on the Owl symbolism, some indicate the Owl's relations to UFOs and Greys in some cases. Based from the website "mysteriousuniverse" states this: From Owls to Aliens: Changing Forms Nick Redfern March 15, 2019.

"In far more than a few cases of alien abduction, witnesses – or victims – report something very strange, but which can be found all across the planet. They have seen what they describe as a giant-sized owl staring at them. Then, there follows a typically weird and mysterious event, one in which the witness suddenly finds themselves aboard a UFO, and subjected to intrusive procedures."

"For some ufologists, the most obvious explanation is that the owl is a screen-memory created by the aliens, as they seek to obscure and obfuscate what really happened to the abductee. A screen-memory is one of a non-threatening nature that the mind and subconscious creates to mask and bury a frightening, stressful event."

"It is not at all implausible, or impossible, that a highly advanced extraterrestrial species might possess the ability to create extremely visual hallucinations in the mind of the targeted abductee, as part of a concerted effort to ensure that the truth of the matter never surfaced. The image of the eerie owl would overwhelm the reality of the situation, thus ensuring that the aliens’ desire to stay in the shadows remained intact. Make no mistake, such cases are everywhere."

"Whitley Strieber is the author of what is probably the most widely recognized book on the alien abduction phenomenon: the bestselling Communion, which was published in 1987, the cover of which displays a near-hypnotic image of an alien entity. It may not be a coincidence that immediately after the first abduction experience that Strieber recalled, on December 26, 1985, his mind was filled owl-based imagery. Strieber’s sister had her own experience with an anomalous owl in the early 1960s."

"Strieber said, in his 1987 book, Communion, that as she drove between the Texas towns of Comfort and Kerrville, “…she was terrified to see a huge light sail down and cross the road ahead of her. A few minutes later an owl flew in front of the car. I have to wonder if that is not a screen memory, but my sister has no sense of it.”

"This all brings me to something else – a creature that has become a staple part of a completely different subject: cryptozoology, which is the study and search for unknown animals, such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Or, based on what I’m about to say now, maybe they are not so unconnected, after all."

"In 1976 the dense trees surrounding Mawnan Old Church, Cornwall, England became a veritable magnet for a diabolical beast that was christened the Owlman. The majority of those that crossed paths with the creature asserted that it was human-like in both size and design, and possessed a pair of large wings, fiery red eyes, claws, and exuded an atmosphere of menace. No wonder people make parallels with the Mothman.of Point Pleasant, West Virginia."

"It all began during the weekend of Easter 1976, when two young girls, June and Vicky Melling, had an encounter of a truly nightmarish kind in Mawnan Woods. The girls were on holiday with their parents when they saw a gigantic, feathery “bird man” hovering over the 13th Century church, Jon Downes notes in his book, The Owlman and Others. Since that fateful day, a handful of additional reports of the so-called Owlman have surfaced – collectively suggesting the presence in the area of a somewhat-Mothman-like beast of cryptozoological or supernatural proportions, or possibly a combination of both. But now, however, there is a new angle to the mystery."

"In 2016, I received an email from a woman now living in the English town of Lowestoft, but who previously lived very close to Mawnan, and specifically in the small Cornwall village of Gweek, the distance between which, by car, is approximately six and a half miles. It transpires that in 1998 she had a profound UFO encounter while taking the road from Mawnan to Gweek. It was after 11:00 p.m. and the woman was driving home after visiting a friend in Mawnan."

"She had barely left the little village when she saw what she could only describe as a UFO, one that appeared at the side of the road – around the size of a large beach-ball and glowing bright orange. The next thing she knew, she was parked at the side of the road, with what she was able to determine was around two hours of time unaccounted for."

"But there was something else: as she came out of her groggy state, she caught sight of a huge owl-like creature, but which had somewhat humanoid characteristics attached to it, too. It was hovering in the air, at a height of around fifteen feet, but was not employing the use of its wings to keep it aloft."

"Given the fact that this was practically on the doorstep of where the Owlman was seen back in 1976 (and since, too), the idea that the two issues are unconnected is highly unlikely. The witness admitted she knew of the Owlman legend. Living so close to Mawnan, it would be more astonishing had she not heard of it. There was little more she could tell me, beyond the facts surrounding the sighting of the curious ball of light, the period of missing time, and the appearance of a “humanoid owl,” as I term it."

Perhaps there is a likely connection to the Owl symbolism and the Mothman....

So, I had went down a list of Gods that may pertain to the Butterfly or Moth symbolism, and pretty much none had stood out except for the Aztec Goddess Ītzpāpālōtl the Obsidian Butterfly. Now, in the Chapter "Saturn Rothschildia", I had detailed some connections of the butterfly symbolism to the Peacock God. Let's recap from the Wiki:

"In Aztec religion, Ītzpāpālōtl ("Obsidian Butterfly") was a striking skeletal warrior goddess who ruled over the paradise world of Tamoanchan, the paradise of victims of infant mortality and the place identified as where humans were created. She is the mother of Mixcoatl and is particularly associated with the moth Rothschildia orizaba from the family Saturniidae. Some of her associations are birds and fire. However, she primarily appears in the form of the Obsidian Butterfly."

"Itzpapalotl's name can either mean "obsidian butterfly" or "clawed butterfly"; the latter meaning seems most likely. It's quite possible that clawed butterfly refers to the bat and in some instances Itzpapalotl is depicted with bat wings. However, she can also appear with clear butterfly or eagle attributes. Her wings are obsidian or tecpatl (flint) knife tipped. (In the Manuscript of 1558, Itzpapalotl is described as having "blossomed into the white flint, and they took the white and wrapped it in a bundle.")

"She could appear in the form of a beautiful, seductive woman or terrible goddess with a skeletal head and butterfly wings supplied with stone blades. Although the identity remains inconclusive, the Zapotec deity named Goddess 2J by Alfonso Caso and Ignacio Bernal may be a Classic Zapotec form of Itzpapalotl."

"In many instances Goddess 2J, whose image is found on ceramic urns, is identified with bats. "In folklore, bats are sometimes called "black butterflies". Itzpapalotl is sometimes represented as a goddess with flowing hair holding a trophy leg. The femur is thought by some scholars to have significance as a war trophy or a sacred object in Pre-Hispanic art."

"Itzpapalotl is the patron of the day and associated with the stars Cozcuauhtli and Trecena 1 House in the Aztec calendar. The Trecena 1 House is one of the five western trecena dates dedicated to the cihuateteo, or women who had died in childbirth. Not only was Itzpapalotl considered one of the cihuateteo herself, but she was also one of the tzitzimime, star demons that threatened to devour people during solar eclipses."

"One of the prominent aspects of the ritual surrounding Itzpapalotl relates to the creation story of the Aztec tribe, the Chichimec. The ritual is illustrated in the sixteenth century document known as the Map of Cuauhtinchan No. 2. A illustration from this document shows Chichimec warriors emerging out of a seven-chambered cave behind Itzpapalotl. The deity is shown brandishing a severed leg, thought to be a symbol of battle. Beginning in the 1990s, archeologists exploring the Barranca Del Aguila region, southwest of Mexico City, have discovered caves carved to simulate the seven chambered cave, known as Chicomoztoc, from the ritual creation narrative."

It is mentioned that this Goddess was featured in the book to film adaption called "No one gets out alive" (book by Adam Neville). Based from the Wiki states this:

"Plot Ambar, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, moves to Cleveland after the death of her mother. She used to take care of her ailing mother and could never live a normal life as her mother's condition deteriorated further. Ambar tells her friend that she relocated to the United States to support her mother. She finds a dilapidated boarding house run by Red; he demands the first month's rent up front, which Ambar gives him from a reserve of cash she appears to have saved up for her move."

"Soon odd things start happening to her both at the new boarding house and outside. One night she sees a man banging his head against the door, who she later learns is Red's sick brother, Becker."

"She gives a co-worker the remainder of her savings to obtain a fake ID that will allow her to continue working but the co-worker betrays her, taking the money and quitting the next day. Ambar asks her boss for the co-worker's address and then an advance on her next pay but is fired instead. With no money, unable to receive help from Beto, a distant cousin, and not wanting to return to the house after the visions, Ambar is forced to call Red. They meet at a nearby cafe and Red promises to refund her deposit, but only if she returns to the house as he claims to not have enough cash on him."

"When they arrive at the boarding house, Ambar confronts Red since the cash is not in her room as promised. Becker forces Ambar into her room and she locks herself inside, joined by two Romanian women who have also moved into the boarding house. As Red and Becker are preparing the women to be taken down to the basement, Beto comes looking for Ambar but is killed by Becker."

"Becker takes one of the Romanian women downstairs; Red tells Ambar that his dad was an archeologist (as seen in the home movies at the start of the film) who brought back a stone box from his trip to Mexico in 1963. Something about the box led Red's father, along with his mother, Mary, to trap and murder women (the ghosts that Ambar has seen and heard throughout the house). Discovering what they had done, Red wanted to leave but Becker insisted on staying: each woman sacrificed improved Becker's health. Becker comes back and takes Ambar to the basement, where she sees the other girl decapitated. He ties Ambar to a stone slab in front of an altar where the box sits, opens the box and leaves the room, shutting the door behind him. Beto is still alive, unties amber and they try to escape. But it's only a dream."

"Ambar begins dreaming about her mother on her deathbed while a creature slowly emerges from the box and takes Ambar's head between its hands in order to read her mind and learn what Ambar has sacrificed. The dream reveals that Ambar killed her mother: she lied to her friend about her reason for moving to the USA and the money saved was originally to support her mother in the nursing home."

"This causes the monster, the Aztec goddess Ītzpāpālōtl (God of Paradise made possible through sacrifice), associated with the moth seen in the movie (Rothschildia erycina), to accept the sacrifice and retreat into the box. Ambar hears Becker and Red preparing the last girl for sacrifice. Becker notices he isn't healing. Amber grabs an ancient weapon from the study and goes upstairs where she injures Red and is then attacked by Becker."

"The Romanian woman tries to help but is thrown over the balcony and killed by him. Becker begins choking Amber but she slices his jugular and smashes his head with the weapon. She hears Red shuffling around in the next room and manages to get him downstairs and tied onto the stone table where she watches the monster bite off his head. As she is leaving the house her ankle, broken by Becker earlier, suddenly heals as she had sacrificed Red to the monster. In the background, Red can be seen as a ghost."

In the movie itself reveals the red and white paint shown on the female protagonist, thus connecting to the Goddess in the codex above (Moth symbolism is shown throughout the Movie as well). Now, based from the symbolism to the Goddess Itzapalotl, details the "Black butterfly" or "Obsidian butterfly" reference, and based from the excerpt "The deity is shown brandishing a severed leg, thought to be a symbol of battle...", does detail a connection to the Jaguar God Tezcatlipoca losing a leg to the "Earthmonster". This can also relate to the story of the Norse Tyr losing his hand to Fenrir the wolf as well. 

Based from the excerpt states this on Tezcatlipoca: Creation histories: "In one of the Aztec accounts of creation, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca joined forces to create the world. Before their act there was only the sea and the crocodilian earthmonster called Cipactli. To attract her, Tezcatlipoca used his foot as bait, and Cipactli ate it. The two gods then captured her, and distorted her to make the land from her body. After that, they created the people, and people had to offer sacrifices to comfort Cipactli for her sufferings. Because of this, Tezcatlipoca is depicted with a missing foot."

"Another story of creation goes that Tezcatlipoca turned himself into the sun, but Quetzalcoatl was furious possibly because they were enemies, he is a night god or due to his missing foot, so he knocked Tezcatlipoca out of the sky with a stone club."

"Angered, Tezcatlipoca turned into a jaguar and destroyed the world. Quetzalcoatl replaced him and started the second age of the world and it became populated again."

"Tezcatlipoca overthrew Quetzalcoatl, forcing him to send a great wind that devastated the world, and the people who survived were turned into monkeys. Tlaloc, the god of rain, then became the sun. But he had his wife taken away by Tezcatlipoca. Angered in turn, he would not make it rain for several years until, in a fit of rage, he made it rain fire with the few people who survived the assault turning into the birds."

"Chalchihuitlicue the Water Goddess then became the sun. However, she was crushed by Tezcatlipoca's accusation that she only pretended to be kind. She cried for many years and the world was destroyed by the resulting floods. Those people who survived the deluge were turned into fish."

Now, look at "Cipactli" the Earthmonster: "Cipactli (Classical Nahuatl: Cipactli "crocodile" or "caiman") was the first day of the Aztec divinatory count of 13 X 20 days (the tonalpohualli) and Cipactonal "Sign of Cipactli" was considered to have been the first diviner. In Aztec cosmology, the crocodile symbolized the earth floating in the primeval waters. According to one Aztec tradition, Teocipactli "Divine Crocodile" was the name of a survivor of the flood who rescued himself in a canoe and again repopulated the earth."

"In the Mixtec Vienna Codex (Codex Vindobonensis Mexicanus I), Crocodile is a day associated with dynastic beginnings. In Aztec mythology, Cipactli was a primeval sea monster, part crocodilian, part fish, and part toad or frog, with indefinite gender. Always hungry, every joint on its body was adorned with an extra mouth."

"The deity Tezcatlipoca sacrificed a foot when he used it as bait to draw the monster nearer. He and Quetzalcoatl created the earth from its body. Karl A. Taube has noted that among the Formative-period Olmec and the pre-Hispanic Maya peoples, crocodilians were identified with rain-bringing wind, probably because of the widespread belief that wind and rain clouds are “breathed” out of cave openings in the earth. A series of Olmec-style basreliefs from Chalcatzingo in the state of Morelos portrays crocodilians breathing rain clouds from their upturned mouths. Portable green stone Olmec sculptures depict crocodilians in similar positions, indicating that they are probably also breathing."

"In the Maya tzolk'in, the day Cipactli corresponds to Imix. In the Mayan Popol Vuh, the name of the earthquake demon, Sipakna, apparently derives from Cipactli. Sipakna is the demon Sipak of 20th century Highland Maya oral tradition. In Migian, Cipactli is Quanai. In other versions, Cipactli is called Tlaltecuhtli, a deity referred to as the "earth monster".

Then based on "Tlaltecuhtli" states this in the Wiki: "Tlaltecuhtli (Classical Nahuatl, Tlāltēuctli) is a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican deity worshipped primarily by the Mexica (Aztec) people. Sometimes referred to as the "earth monster," Tlaltecuhtli's dismembered body was the basis for the world in the Aztec creation story of the fifth and final cosmos."

"In carvings, Tlaltecuhtli is often depicted as an anthropomorphic being with splayed arms and legs. Considered the source of all living things, she had to be kept sated by human sacrifices which would ensure the continued order of the world."

"According to a source, in the creation of the Earth, the gods did not tire of admiring the liquid world, no oscillations, no movements, so Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl thought that the newly created world should be inhabited. And for this, they made Mrs. Tlalcihuatl, 'Lady of the earth', come down from heaven, and Tlaltecuhtli, 'Lord of the earth', would be her consort."

"Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl create the Earth from the body of Cipactli, a giant alligator self-created in the Omeyocan. Tlaltecuhtli is known from several post-conquest manuscripts that surveyed Mexica mythology and belief systems, such as the Histoyre du méchique, Florentine Codex, and Codex Bodley, both compiled in the sixteenth century."

"Tlaltecuhtli is typically depicted as a squatting toad-like creature with massive claws, a gaping mouth, and crocodile skin, which represented the surface of the earth. In carvings, her mouth is often shown with a river of blood flowing from it or a flint knife between her teeth, a reference to the human blood she thirsted for. Her elbows and knees are often adorned with human skulls, and she sometimes appears with multiple mouths full of sharp teeth all over her body. In some images, she wears a skirt made of human bones and a star border, a symbol of her primordial sacrifice."

"Many sculptures of Tlaltecuhtli were meant only for the gods and were not intended to be seen by humans. She was often carved onto the bottom of sculptures where they made contact with the earth, or on the undersides of stone boxes called cuauhxicalli ("eagle box"), which held the sacrificial hearts she was so partial to. In reference to her mythological function as the support of the earth, Tlaltecuhtli was sometimes carved onto the cornerstones of temples, such as the pyramid platform at El Tajin....."

Creation narrative: "According to the Bodley Codex, there were four earth gods — Tlaltecuhtli, Coatlicue, Cihuacoatl and Tlazolteotl. In the Mexica creation story, Tlaltecuhtli is described as a sea monster (sometimes called Cipactli) who dwelled in the ocean after the fourth Great Flood. She was an embodiment of the chaos that raged before creation."

"One day, the gods Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca descended from the heavens in the form of serpents and found the monstrous Tlaltecuhtli (Cipactli) sitting on top of the ocean with giant fangs, crocodile skin, and gnashing teeth calling for flesh to feast on. The two gods decided that the fifth cosmos could not prosper with such a horrible creature roaming the world, and so they set out to destroy her. To attract her, Tezcatlipoca used his foot as bait, and Tlaltecuhtli ate it."

"In the fight that followed, Tezcatlipoca lost his foot and Tlaltecuhtli lost her lower jaw, taking away her ability to sink below the surface of the water. After a long struggle, Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl managed to rip her body in two — from the upper half came the sky, and from the lower came the earth. She remained alive, however, and demanded human blood as repayment for her sacrifice."

"The other gods were angered to hear of Tlaltecuhtli's treatment and decreed that the various parts of her dismembered body would become the features of the new world. Her skin became grasses and small flowers, her hair the trees and herbs, her eyes the springs and wells, her nose the hills and valleys, her shoulders the mountains, and her mouth the caves and rivers."

"According a source, all the deities of the earth are female, except the advocation of Tezcatlipoca, which is Tepeyollotl, 'heart of the hill', and Tlaltecuthli, 'lord earth', which the latter is formed by the center of the body of Cipactli, which is It owes its other name, Tlalticpaque, 'lord of the world'. Tlaltecuhtli meets Coatlicue as a consort as the devourer, and Coatlicue as the one who gives continuous birth to new beings, men and animals."

Rites and rituals: "Tlatlecuhtli's head is shown flung back with a serpent tongue and a sacrificial knife between her teeth Since Tlaltecuhtli's body was transformed into the geographical features, the Mexica attributed strange sounds from the earth as either the screams of Tlaltecuhtli in her dismembered agony, or her calls for human blood to feed her. As a source of life, it was thought necessary to appease Tlaltecuhtli with blood sacrifices, especially human hearts."

"The Aztecs believed that Tlatlecuhtli's insatiable appetite had to be satisfied or the goddess would cease her nourishment of the earth and crops would fail. The Mexica believe Tlaltecuhtli to swallow the sun between her massive jaws at dusk, and regurgitate it the next morning at dawn. The fear that this cycle could be interrupted, like during solar eclipses, was often the cause of uneasiness and increased ritual sacrifice."

"Tlaltecuhtli's connection to the sun ensured that she was included in the prayers offered to Tezcatlipoca before Aztec military campaigns. Finally, because of Tlatlecuhtli's association with fertility, midwives called on her aid during difficult births—when an "infant warrior" threatened to kill the mother during labor."

(Then there is the Gender identity debate based on this Goddess) 

Then when observing the images, you can see that this image connect to the "Tzitzimitl". Based from the Wiki states this: "In Aztec mythology, a Tzitzimitl is a monstrous deity associated with stars. They were depicted as skeletal female figures wearing skirts often with skull and crossbone designs. In postconquest descriptions they are often described as "demons" or "devils", but this does not necessarily reflect their function in the prehispanic belief system of the Aztecs." 

"The Tzitzimimeh were female deities, and as such related to fertility, they were associated with the Cihuateteo and other female deities such as Tlaltecuhtli, Coatlicue, Citlalicue and Cihuacoatl and they were worshipped by midwives and parturient women. The leader of the tzitzimimeh was the goddess Itzpapalotl who was the ruler of Tamoanchan, the paradise where the Tzitzimimeh resided. The Tzitzimimeh were also associated with the stars and especially the stars that can be seen around the Sun during a solar eclipse."

"This was interpreted as the Tzitzimimeh attacking the Sun, thus causing the belief that during a solar eclipse, the tzitzimime would descend to the earth and possess men. It was said that if the Tzitzimimeh could not start a bow fire in the empty chest cavity of a sacrificed human at the end of a 52-year calendar round, the fifth sun would end and they would descend to devour the last of men."

"The Tzitzimimeh were also feared during other ominous periods of the Aztec world, such as during the five unlucky days called Nemontemi which marked an unstable period of the year count, and during the New Fire ceremony marking the beginning of a new calendar round; both were periods associated with the fear of change. The Tzitzimimeh had a double role in Aztec religion: they were protectresses of the feminine and progenitresses of mankind. They were also powerful and dangerous, especially in periods of cosmic instability."

Now, this is where these stories will be broken down. Based from the story of the Gods dismembering the Goddess Tlaltecuhtli, shows further connections to the dismembered God Dionysus. Here is an excerpt from the Nommo story in the Wiki:

"Dogon religion and creation mythology (fr) says that Nommo was the first living creature created by the sky god Amma. Shortly after his creation, Nommo underwent a transformation and multiplied into four pairs of twins. One of the twins rebelled against the universal order created by Amma. To restore order to his creation, Amma sacrificed another of the Nommo progeny, whose body was dismembered and scattered throughout the universe. This dispersal of body parts is seen by the Dogon as the source for the proliferation of Binu shrines throughout the Dogons’ traditional territory; wherever a body part fell, a shrine was erected..."

When the stories of the primordial God being defeated and getting seperated in the sky and earth, is merely the dismemberment story. There was also the debate between the Gender of this Goddess, and I find that there is an image showing the Goddess having red curly hair. It seems that the Goddess' story is based on the battle between Set and Osiris, and how one had cut up the other in the great war in the Heavens. But like I had stated before, these images of this particular God being offered with human and blood sacrifices, shows further relations to the dismembered deity. 

Now, carefully look at the "crest" on this Enity that is being sacrificed to. It seems that with the way this Crest's description shows that the Hawaiians and the Tibetans would also sport this Ancient head dress. Is this a coincidence? Let's see what the Wiki states the Mahiole: "Hawaiian feather helmets, known as mahiole in the Hawaiian language, were worn with feather cloaks (ʻahu ʻula). These were symbols of the highest rank reserved for the men of the aliʻi, the chiefly class of Hawaii. There are examples of this traditional headgear in museums around the world. At least sixteen of these helmets were collected during the voyages of Captain Cook. These helmets are made from a woven frame structure decorated with bird feathers and are examples of fine featherwork techniques. One of these helmets was included in a painting of Cook's death by Johann Zoffany."

"While the Hawaiians did not wear hats, during times of combat the Ali'i chiefs would wear specially created wicker helmets that have been likened to the classic Greek helmets, and also coincidentally bear a resemblance to the headdress worn by Ladakh Buddhist religious musicians. While the question has been posed if the influence is from the Spanish, the tradition comes from the northern coast of New Ireland."

"The design for mahiole is a basketry frame cap with a central crest running from the center of the forehead to the nape of the neck. However the variation in the design is considerable with the colour and arrangement of the feather patterns differing and the crest varying in height and thickness. A number of museums have numerous examples in different designs and stages of preservation. A related Hawaiian term Oki Mahiole means a haircut where a strip of hair is left on the head. The image of the Hawaiian god Kū-ka-ili-moku is sometimes presented with a similar shaped head."

Then based on the God "Kū-ka-ili-moku" states this connections: "In Hawaiian mythology, Kū is one of the four great gods. The other three are Kanaloa, Kāne, and Lono. Some feathered god images or akua hulu manu are considered to represent Kū. Kū is worshiped under many names, including Kū-ka-ili-moku (also written Kūkaʻilimoku), the "Snatcher of Land". Rituals for Kūkaʻilimoku included human sacrifice, which was not part of the worship of other gods."

It seems there is not much information on this particular God, but based on this Crest symbolism relating to this God, and seeing Aztec Goddess with this crest brings more exposure to who this deity is. It is said that the God "Ku" (Hawaiian deity) would be a Guardian to King Kamehameha the 1st, who by observing the paintings, is depicted as a black man. Then based from the Tibetan "Yellow Hat Order", the shapes of their hats are the exact same thing as the Hawaiians. Then there are the "Phrygian hats" in which are shapened in a similar way (like a Mohawk). Could Mohawks be inspried by this type of hat? It's interesting that the Character "Marvin the Martian" is an Alien from Mars who wears the helmet in the same attire. There is also a resemblance of the hoods of the Klu Klux Klan, and the hats of the Tibetan Priest. Here are some depictions.....