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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Three Days, Three Stars: Orion's Belt or the Summer Triangle


         In all books mentioned, there were four disasters [p. 32]   that "punished the Mayab."

The first was by Air:           Hurricanes that swept across the land, since hurricanes
                                         are now a major part of the Mesoamerican world, one
                                         could also say Tornadoes in other parts of the lands involved.

The second was by Fire:     The Popol Vuh tell that there was a burning rain, one said it
                                         it was a resin from the sky, another said it was burning
                                         turpentine.  There was also a third version: that of the stinging
                                         of wasps, hornets, and bees that destroyed the tribes of the
                                         wooden manikins, mentioned as much later out of context.

The third was by Quakes:   Earthquakes  raised the mountains from the flat plains and split them
                                        apart. Huemac of the Strong Hands was called in to do this job in 
                                        Codices, but the Popol Vuh claimed only a strong entity named,
                                        Earthquake with no adventure to describe his job, only his death. 

The fourth and last: Flood:  A water-filled gourd broke on the top of a mountain.  Its 
                                        contents "rushed down from the hill-top over  the valleys 
                                        and the fields At first, it was like a little lake, then like a river, 
                                        then it became a great sea that engulfed the land of the red 
                                        man with all its cities and all its marvels." It was here that 
                                        a man of clay "that the water could dissolve" died.

The Maya left out an event or two under the assumption that it would be perfectly obvious what would have occurred between two events. And what the Maya assumed was perfectly obvious was described backwards since water only runs down the mountains, never above or over them. (To be continued)