- posted: November 13 @ 6:25pm
Beards in what is commonly referred to as the mythos of Western civilization do not exist alone in the whole of world mythology, though one is hard-pressed to find bearded gods (or goddesses) outside of the Mediterranean. However, one fine example of a bearded god outside of the west is Quetzalcoatl. The name of this god translates to either “the feathered serpent” or “the admirable twin” and was supposedly “fair of face and white of beard.” Additionally this well-known god was thought to have been “endowed at birth with speech, all knowledge, and all wisdom...”
Excerpted from "Facial Hair as a Medium of Communication"
Aaron J. Honoré