As the clock winds down to Dec. 21, experts on the Mayan calendar have been racing to convince people that the Mayas didn’t predict an apocalypse for the end of this year.
Some experts are now saying the Mayas may indeed have made prophecies, just not about the end of the world.
Archaeologists, anthropologists and other experts met Friday in the southern Mexico city of Merida to discuss the implications of the Mayan Long Count calendar, which is made up of 394-year periods called baktuns.
Experts estimate the system starts counting at 3114 B.C., and will have run through 13 baktuns, or 5,125 years, around Dec. 21. Experts say 13 was a significant number for the Mayans, and the end of that cycle would be a milestone — but not an end.
The Mayans prophecised that the end of a calender would be the start of a new age. One of their gods, Quetzacoatl was also known as the feathered serpent, and he was said to have promised his return upon the Mayan's entering a new age. 2012 is the Chinese Year of the Dragon in the cyclic animal horoscope, so could the Chinese also know about Quetzacoatl's return this year, as feathered serpent also means dragon (feathers/dragonscales look alike, or feathers represents the capacity of flight, and feathered serpent means flying serpent which is dragon)? Could Mayan prophecy coincidentally coincide with the Chinese cyclic animal horoscope or could there be a deeper understanding and mystery behind it all?
Is this not the year they (Myan, Sumerian, Hopi, Chinese etc)and many other cultures say their Star people will return? Nibiru also is projected to make it's orbital return this year!! This article sucked....it didn't even answer it's own question....is there a reason? Perhaps.....
I love the people building shelters and stocking up on stuff. If it's the end of the world that was pretty much a waste since we'll all be dead. I agree with Modest Mouse on this. As sure as planets come I know that they end and if I'm here when that happens would you promise me this my friend. Please bury me with it, I just don't need none of that Mad Max bull shhhhh
Edited by mrknownothing, 02 October 2012 - 11:33 PM.