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Katherine Grantham

She guards the doors between the worlds, the gates between Heaven and Earth. As long as her kind stand, the Tzitzimimes cannot pass. She is Chalchiuhtquetzal, Jade Feather, granddaughter of Quetzalcoatl. A character from a set of stories a friend and I never got around to writing. Tzitzimimes are skeletal Aztec star demons that battle the sun at dusk and dawn and threaten to destroy the earth during eclipses. Thank you, Moderators! And thanks to all the commenters. I'll try and respond to questions & some comments when I'm not working serious overtime. * bleah* The necklace got enough comments I should describe its background a bit. The necklace is based on the 'wind jewel' worn by priests of Quetzalcoatl, which was a cross-section of a conch shell. This one is a highly stylized wind-jewel done in gold with turquoise inlay.

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