Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer – Who is Kukulkan, the Feathered Serpent God

Black Panther was a phenomenal film and made an impressive 1.3 billion at the box office. It remains one of the seminal MCU films of the recent past. Now, Marvel is gearing up for the release of the highly anticipated sequel: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The new trailer for the film is fantastic and gives us a closer look at one of the film’s most compelling characters, Tenoch Huerta’s Namor. Namor is also known as Kukulkan, the feathered serpent god. This deity is shrouded in mystery and has a rich history. We explore this fascinating character in this article.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: A Poster

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Kukulkan: Diety’s Comic Book Origins

Kukulkan – Aztec serpent god of the wind

This intriguing character made his comic book debut via X-Men; Number 23; October 1966 and is a Mayan god. Specifically, he appeared as the Mayan god of wind. It is said to have been revered for over 12 millennia. This God has several awesome powers which include immunity to disease, immortality, and incredible strength, allowing him to lift incredible amounts of weight effortlessly.

Additionally, as a sky god, he has wind and energy at his disposal and can fly at incredible speeds. These attributes make him a formidable opponent.

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The Aztec roots of Namor

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Namor is an Aztec god

Kukulkan is also known as Namor (played by Tenoch Huerta in the MCU) and is a Mayan god worshiped by the Aztecs as the feathered serpent god. The general description of this deity is that he was considered a creator god who ruled over rain and winds. He is considered one of the most important gods of the Aztec civilization and is a cross between a bird and a rattlesnake.

Tenoch Huerta as Namor - Black Panther Wakanda Forever Trailer
Namor – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer

This deity is a great addition to the upcoming film as a creature from Mayan and Aztec mythology. Kukulkan has a deep and rich story and offers Marvel an incredible opportunity to build an awesome character on it. The trailer looks very promising and adds to the overall excitement for the upcoming movie.

Tenoch Huerta as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Tenoch Huerta as Namor from the MCU

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022.

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