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Happy New Year • 2012 • the end on an era? • that Mayan Calendar

With the arrival of 2012 mention the ‘Mayan Calendar’ brings portents of doom & gloom. Though, there are predictions that occur afer 2012.

The Mayans were superb mathematicians & astronomers. The ‘Mayan Calendar’ depicts time as linear and shows the natural cycles of observable phenomena, and the recurrence and renewal of death-rebirth imagery in their mythological traditions were important influences upon Maya societies.

The Mayan Calendar • the Long Count, a linear calendar interpretation of time that the Maya perfected during the 1st millennium A.D.

December 21, 2012 is simply the day that the calendar will go to the next b’ak’tun, at Long Count 13.0.0.0.0.

The Maya calendar uses three different dating systems in parallel, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar).

A cycle of 52 solar years, called the Sacred Calendar Round intermeshes with both Haab and Tzolkin calendars to form a calendar system of the Maya’s Cosmo-vision and time.

From a visual stand point the ‘Mayan Calendar’ is a collection of symbols, icons, pictorials that are informative, entertaining, charming and as beautiful as the day they were created.

The Tzolkin • The Tzolkin date is a combination of two “week” lengths. The diagram above shows the day symbols.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Day Symbols of the Maya Year, by Cyrus Thomas •



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