Everywhere they went in the New World, missionaries, trappers, colonizers, and conquistadores encountered strange stories of a bearded white visitor who came in ancient times and brought a higher civilization with him. "Fair Gods and Feathered Serpents" review intriguing legends and archaeological evidence from myriad American cultures to discover the identity of this mysterious fair god, called by various tribes and cultures Quetzalcoatl, Kukulcan, Wiracocha, Votan, Ioskeha, Paye-tome, Bochica, Wixepecocha, and many more. Was he a Viking, a Welshman, an Irish Monk, Celtic, Oriental, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Phoenician, Israelite, or Christian? Was he Jesus Christ? Or is there some other answer to the mystery? Carefully researched and documented, but written for the layman as well as the scholar, this exciting book will lead readers along the fascinating path of discovery, insight, and deduction as it attempts to solve the most baffling riddle ever produced by the ancient Americas--the identity of its mysterious bearded man.