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THE GUATEMALAN SYMBOL OF FREEDOM: THE RESPLENDENT QUETZAL
THE GUATEMALAN SYMBOL OF FREEDOM: THE RESPLENDENT QUETZAL

By Coordinator - Volunteers on Apr 08, 2021

Worshipped by Mayas and Aztecs, the Quetzal is the symbol of Guatemala. This symbolism is not accidental: the local tradition considers it a symbol of freedom because it was believed it preferred to die of hunger rather than to live as a prisoner.

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