As Alex, Cleo and Max discuss how to determine where next to find the Gorgos Stone, a dubious Asian visitor arrives insisting he help Max find it. As Max checks into the stranger's background, Cleo believes Mesoamerica holds promise, so Alex ventures into the legend of Quetzalcoatl and immediately finds himself the featured attraction at a human sacrifice. Quetzalcoatl intercedes just in time, and Alex finds in his savior an inspiring teacher, in turn quickly becoming his favorite and most responsive follower. Old ways die hard, however, and with drought affecting the area, Tezcatlipoca, wanting to usurp Quetzalcoatl, aims to resume the Toltec sacrifices - with Alex at the top of his hit list. Written by
This telling of the Quetzalcoatl legend (which has no definitive version) becomes quite Christ-like at points. When Quetzalcoatl - a teacher and the best of mankind - dies in sacrifice so that Alex (and all) may live, he rises from his death, promises to return, then ascends to the heavens. Earlier, Quetzalcoatl, speaking of destiny, voices whether to accept the cup that's placed before him or let it pass - seeming to know its connection to his death yet accepting it and his fate. See more »
Alex tells Cleo she should've seen the room where he went to change clothes - a room as big as their house. Since Cleo remained in the study monitoring the scene, and since the cyberspace scene follows Alex wherever he goes, she should have been privy to see Alex undress in the room of his description, yet apparently didn't. See more »
When he comes to you and says "Die for the gods," you will know that I already died in your place. And let that be the end to the horror!
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