Sunday, October 11, 2009
Looking Forward to Doomsday?Hah hah, Silly America...
Mayans have been revered as the ancient intellectuals whom established the modern-day calendar since the beginning of time 'til the end; as the dirt-old legend readings go, our time here is set for December 21, 2012.
WHAT IS THIS? SOME KIND OF A JOKE?
Yeah, actually, it is, insists the Mayan elder. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff." Like salt to the wound, Hollywood's cinema "2012" is set to appear in theaters November 2009.
Though this date may not signify the end of the world as we know it, it does have important significance to the ancient Mayan civilization. Excavation in Southern Mexican has revealed a stone tablet that was in rough repair. It mentioned the Mayan god of creation and war, but - shades of Indiana Jones - the bottom portion of the tablet is too worn and cracked for deciphering. Though archeologists may have managed to crack the final statement as "He will descend from the sky." Heh heh... However many other tablets are set at a date much further in time, including one that sets about 4772. The Mayans were the masters of the sky, the quintessential astronomers of the time. The ancient Mayan civilization revolved around numbers and order, and December 21, 2012 marks the end of the thirteenth Baktun, or 394-year period since the beginning of time. Also, the Mayans knew the earth was tilting, and its alignment with the universe changes ever so slightly every year. Once every 25.800 years, our sun lines up at the dead center of the Milky Way on a winter's solstice. Look for it on December 12, 2012!