Quetzalcoatl was the feathered serpent god of the Aztecs, a detail that may be important to understanding this cartoon. With the resurgence in recent years of many pagan religions (perhaps due to the popularity of Game of Thrones), it’s only a matter of time before a scenario like this plays out on your local street corner or supermarket parking lot. Be careful though about getting sucked into unfamiliar religions based on their attractive clothing and stylish hats — some have strict rituals associated with them that may be hard to comply with. In the case of the Aztecs, human sacrifice all the rage, and not just for the unfortunates captured in their wars or found wandering the beaches drunk after sunset. It was considered an honor for practitioners of the religion to willingly sacrifice themselves to the gods (sometimes after a game of basketball), having their still-beating hearts carved from their chests before their bodies were kicked down a steep flight of stairs and then eaten for dinner.
Admittedly, I took some artistic liberties here and only three of these panels are true.
I wasn’t born before the first moon landing so I only imagine how exciting it was to be a part of that moment in history. It’s still an awesome thing to contemplate. Humans were really up there? Wearing moonboots and bouncing around on that golden orb that werewolves bark at? Nowadays top headlines are about breaking into into Area 51 and the purchase and drinking of skankwater. It’s hard to imagine mankind walking on the moon without VR gear. Dare I say I can actually understand why some people refuse to believe we were ever up there.
ABOUT THAT BUSTY SERPENTINE ELDRITCH MOON FERTILITY GODDESS…
Yes, there is a point here. People used to worship the moon many moons ago and I think it’s interesting that in 1969 humans finally reached one of their gods. The first panel contain the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a movie which explores that idea as well. But since this is a Grinsane webcomic and not a thesis on religion, somehow the moon goddess took on an alien head and six breasts and three umbilical ports and…
Thanks to all who made Apollo 11 possible, and thanks for reading Grinsane!