|Dresden Do-47 the Origin of the Double Comet|
With this in mind, let us use that image without asking the Maya "si o no." Temple XIX at Palenque shows a series of panels that indicate shipwrecked sailors were asking for help from a ruler who was wearing a false nose piece, but only a sliver. Even if they brought this iconography into Mexico, it is during an unknown time in Pre-classic or even Classic Maya.
|[As the bones given to the Jaguar of the Night in Xibalba's Jaguar House?]|
The net Blood Moon had "placed" under the magic maize stalks was the sparkling tail of the double comet. The multiple cobs of maize was the debris the exploding star hand blown onto the tail as it was passing after it had been freed of the dying star's erratic gravity pull. In this story, it did not matter if the tail was attached to the double comet or not. The glittering comet tail with its appearance as a net was one of the magical events that occurred in the story to create interest. Here it was for the gradmother to accept Blood Moon into the family of the Hunahpú "men."
It could have been the real moon colored red by the blazing double comet, or it could have been the new nebula that was created as the star itself died out. It was here, in the blackness of the sky, that Hunahpú almost lost his life when the bi-polar jet came out as a knife from a similar blazing "toddler" star, that bounced and rattled all over the ball court. It was similar to the one shown twisting and turning in short movie found on www.nasagoddardspace.com/100_0567.MOV. An awesome sight it would have been.
Later, the stage of the fluctuating gravity created by the bi-polar star form sucked the double comet into its bosom and released it various times. When it was through playing with the dying gravitational force, the star spewed out its debris and died by turning into a benign white gleam in the sky again. The double comet picked up that debris and carried it to earth as the chopped up body of the Moon Goddess on a disk displayed at the Templo Mayor in Mexico City.
Instead of Seven Macaw whose blazing blue turquoise teeth were replaced by the Twins with white maize kernels. the Moon Goddess appears to be the same story as the Popol Vuh found in different areas of Mesoamerica. Each told the epic tale in the vernacular of the area, village, or family, where the story was discovered.
Such a story is in the Popol Vuh, ready to be read and appreciated without fancy complex technical words that are not understood by the native populations. Other codices confirm that many things were well known a long time ago. But since they have never occurred in our lifetime, we choose not to believe what we read. It is Grandpa's "fish that got away" story. And everyone knows that Grandpa exaggerated during his lifetime.
The trajectory of the double comet is told in great detail, with a little bit of magic thrown in for good measure. The magic holds one's interest better than dull tomes of our astronomy languages.