Quetzalcoatl is an Aztec sky and creator god along with representing the Sun, the element air, wind, and learning. The name is a combination of quetzal, a brightly colored Mesoamerican bird, and coatl, meaning serpent. The name was also taken on by various ancient leaders. Due to their cyclical view of time and the tendency of leaders to revise histories to support their rule, many events and attributes attributed to Quetzalcoatl are exceedingly difficult to separate from the political leaders that took this name on themselves. Quetzalcoatl is often referred to as The Feathered Serpent, connected to the planet Venus and was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge. Today Quetzalcoatl is arguably the best known Aztec deity, and is often thought to have been the principal Aztec god. However, Quetzalcoatl is one of several important gods in the Aztec pantheon along with the gods Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli.
"Origin: Mexico. A wind god worshiped by the Toltec people. His appearance is said to be that of a feathered serpent. He presides over life and fertility, and was praised as the morning star and god of wind. However, he was banished by his brother, Tezcatlipoca."
"The god of wind in Aztec mythology. He is often depicted as a snake with pure white wings. His name means "feathered snake." Quetzalcoatl was the ancestral deity of the Toltec people and was widely worshipped in Mayan mythology under the name "Kukulkan." He was regarded as the god of water, wind, and the harvest, and was later believed to be the god who gave man fire. In Aztec mythology, Quetzalcoatl's efforts to get people to stop making human sacrifices earned the wrath of Tezcatlipoca, who banished him. Quetzalcoatl then went into hiding as the planet Mars, and he is thus regarded as the god of that planet. Some stories claim that Mars itself is Quetzalcoatl's heart."
—Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE compendium
Quetzalcoatl can only be obtained through fusion. He appears within Hongou field as support for the Qing Long boss and as a regular mob within the Shinjuku Docks B11 instance.
"An Aztec deity, known as the "Feathered Serpent". He is identified as the sun, and also known as the god of wind and giver of breath. He created humans by sprinkling blood on the bones of people from a previously created world, and acts as guardian of their fertility and culture. Venus is said to be Quetzalcoatl's heart."
"An Aztec creator deity known as the Feathered Serpent. He is identified as the sun, and also known as the god of wind and giver of breath. He created humans by sprinkling blood on the bones of people from a previously created world, and acts as guardian of their fertility and culture. Venus is said to be Quetzalcoatl's heart."
—Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse compendium
Quetzalcoatl is the demon who leads the raid on the underground shelter of Kinshicho. During the attack, Nanashi and company arrive to the Hunter Association to find Asahi's father shielding her from an attack by Quetzalcoatl. Upon showing himself, Quetzalcoatl states that he is collecting human souls for the Divine Powers in order to use them to defeat YHVH, after which he would be restored to his rightful throne as sun god. Upon his defeat, he questions how he could fall to the kindle meant to burn in his name as he crumbles away.
Quetzalcoatl can be fused in the Cathedral of Shadows after his defeat. He can teach Nanashi the Agidyne, Zandyne, Smile Charge, Maragidyne and Mazandyne skills through his Demon Whisper. He benefits from learning Fire, Force and support skills.
Quetzalcoatl is the first Persona available from the World Arcana. While this Persona ranks up, it only grows in its Magic Defense and Vitality stat. Upon being returned to the Velvet Room at MAX Rank, it will yield a Magnadyne Stone.
"An Aztec deity known as the Feathered Serpent. He created humans with his own blood and taught them how to sustain themselves."
—Persona 5 background
Quetzalcoatl is the seventh Persona of the Sun Arcana and can only be obtained through fusion in the Velvet Room. He is the third of four Personas to learn Growth 3 and the first of four Personas to learn Regenerate 3. He is the second of three Personas to learn the Wind Amp skill. When itemized through Electric Chair execution, Quetzalcoatl yields a Regenerate 3 skill card.