In Kansas, the urban legends are actually a bit tame in comparison to some other states. And while they have their own Big Foot stories, and even sightings of prehistoric creatures, the fact that they also have a serpent folktale that would have us believe in an extra-long snake-like creature has us convinced that maybe they don’t have a snake or a dinosaur roaming the state. Maybe what they really have is a dragon.
But not just any dragon is roaming the state of Kansas. Instead, it sounds like maybe they have a Kukulkan representing the Cornhusker State. The real question is what is a Kukulkan?
According to legends, the Kukulkan is a dragon worshipped by the Mayan people. He was considered a god of creation by his people and was serpent-like with feathers as well. This dragon was appreciated for a number of reasons, particularly the fact that he did not demand human sacrifices to see proof of devotion.
In terms of representing the state of Kansas, it just makes sense that a dragon might make their home here. Not only is there plenty of land to move and stretch, but there have already been sightings of unusually large serpent creatures and even prehistoric dinosaurs. So why wouldn’t we think that it was really the Kukulkan?