Conflicting Essays in scholarship which have been the most engaging research job I have ever done. I have also added, over the years, queries about our "dated" geology with their "computerized" confirmations together with climate changes denied since 1963. The Ten-O'clock News have been telling us to change our clocks for DSL and back again BUT no one as noticed it has been changed, more than a few years ago, from March 31 and October 31, to a week or so earlier or even a week or so later.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The "Fire Drill" Lady in the Madrid Codex

Madrid-M-38-B
The three star "face" is located din M-38B2 and M-38-C1,2
This view maybe metroites falling from that Laddy-Star
Madrid Codex: M-38-A, M-38-B and M-38-C 
     This page from the Madrid Codex has four variations of a glyph that appears to be a lady with a net headdress that indicates darkness, or night time. The very end of her “veil” contains a blazing star. 

     The eyes of this entity are not eyes, but three dots placed as a triangle in the center of the net drapery.[B-2, C-1-2 ]Could these three dots indicate the location of that extra-blazing star at the end of the net?
     
     The figures underneath both M-38-B and 38-C indicate that two gods are creating fire with a fire-drill. One of the night and one of the day, or if one prefers, one of the dark underworld, and one of daylight.

     If they are fire gods, there is no need to say that the lady (inferred) is a Fire Drill. Nor would she be an "oven."

     Yet, somewhere, a student or new PhD decided that the veiled lady represented more than one sky fire as blazing stars;  a Cimi (Kimi death glyph); a couple Ahaws [Lords]; one with a rainbow glyph, and a Dragon Eye, are clearly referred to in the two lower panels. All indicate a star war event.

     A cooking pot is not implied, but may be inferred. The black and white figures at the bottom of each panel are from the world above the Equator [daytime] and one from below [night time]. In Richard Allen' book (1963:194-5),  Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning , wrote:
While Cygnus is interesting in many respects,it is especially so in  possessing an unusual number of deeply colored stars, Birmingham writing of this said: “A space of the heavens including the Milky Way, between Aquila, Lyra, and Cygnus, seems so peculiarly favored by red and orange stars that it might not inaptly be called the Red Region, or the Red Region of Cygnus.” (Biblio: John Birminham (1816-1882) Irish astronomer.)
     The red region from long ago, may indicate the "oven of the gods," from the Popol Vuh where Hunahpú and Xbalenqué, holding hands [they were not cowards in  Maya] died in that fire or "oven."  (Tedlock, D. (1996, 131) 

     One other thing that is necessary to note with the Veiled Lady, is that she does not have a human face. Instead she has only three dots, placed in such a way that it may infer the hearthstones of a Maya house (from which the above person doing the research got his "aha" revelation. What s/he should have remembered is the story told in the Birth of the Fifth Sun, when Nanahuatzin or Tecuiçiztecatl is to be sacrificed to create a warmer sun. Before the event of the god sacrificing himself in the "oven," the sun was considered to be a half-sun and not very hot.


    The intent of the gods discussing the problem was very simple, raise the sky so that the sun could shine more fully. But since that was a major upheaval; in the heavens, there had to be a major sacrifice. The tale then switches to the other version [Aztec is presumed] "raising of the sky" in the Phillips Jr., Henry (1883) History of the Mexicans as Told by Their Paintings [Translated and edited by Henry Phillips Jr. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society XXI:616-651, 1883. (edited for FAMSI by Alec Christensen)]. Tecuiçiztecatl was changed to Tezcatlipoca who had recognized that the sun was too dim [cold]. Because of this, he became the "warrior tree" and held up the sky [as Orion finally]. This is pretty obvious as the Milky Way [tree]. Nanahuatzin was probably changed into the Beautiful Rose tree and was to hold up the other end as the Milky Way.


     To make sure that the real Sun was included in this tale and that of the Codices, Nanahuatzin was said to have become the sun, since Tecuiçiztecatl was much too afraid to jump into "the oven of the gods." His original description was that he was scabby and unhealthy. He had a bad habit of peeling off the scabs of his illness and tossing them out. This is a very good example of our well-known "Sun Flares." [Read, Kaye Almere (1998). Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos. Bloomington & Indianapolis, Indiana: Indiana University Press.]


    The Maya used every bit of information that our astronomers have today via huge Palomar-type telescopes, including that of a spinning bi-polar jet that can be found below on http://www.nasa.goddardspace.gov/100_0567.mov]; yet, they had no telescopes, so it has been said.

video

     A glyphic picture with proper iconography can be found in the Nuttall Codex at the bottom of page 34.
The Lady in this iconic figuration is Blood Moon, the mother-to-be of the Twins, Hunahpú and Xbalenqué. 
(Tedlock, D 1996, 73-74) Her name glyphs read Two Atl-atl,[Spear] and A star shape with many little stars surrounding it, with what appears to be a hand with a strange extension. Enlarged and turned 90°. it is a macaw with the star form at its neck. The star has the same components as the Bi-polar Jet seen in the film clip above. It also contains the blue area found in the film clip of the north and south poles of the star from where the long streams of gasses are coming. 
     
     As noted, the Bi-polar Jet was called a Toddler Star. The female here is already a grown woman, but she holds a spindle in her hand, a blue apron and two star forms in her headdress. The "spindle" is the key to her star status and form, that of the Bi-Polar Jet. However, since the star began to blaze a bright blue as a brilliant nova, with only the nebula area as red, poor Blood Moon had to lose her female status to become a MALE bird that was thereafter called Seven Macaw in the Popol Vuh. Why? 

     If the story teller of the Maya was in the process of telling the story, the listeners would complain because everyone knew that the female birds were more or less camouflaged since their job was to take care of their eggs. The male bird with his flashy colors could lead hunters away from the nest quickly; so the nest, the hen and the chicks would be safe. 

      Justin Kerr [of www.famsi.org] photographed a vase called K-7912 that actually shows a 2-year old female child—a toddler—being judged by Hunahpú and Xbalenqué for the Sky God on the throne. She is being held by the Guardian of the Stars and it is he who will place her among the stars if she is approved by the future twins as a comet.

     Her Mixtec/Aztec name was Tlaltecuhtli and her description is carved on the Moon Disk discovered by those digging the new Metro station in Mexico City. INAH gave her another name, that of the star called  Coyolxauhqui, sister of Huitzilopochtl, who wanted to kill their mother, Coatlique because she believed her to be a "loose" woman. 

     In their book, a dictionary of the Maya Gods, Mary Miller and Karl Taube gave a perfect description of her death and her final journey with the Twins to her resting place on earth. In between time, the twins had removed the turquoise teeth of Seven Macaw and made the nova [Taltecuhtli] a benign star for all eternity until its final destruction in a black hole, or as part of another nova in the far distant future.

     

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