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.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Via Lacta: Our Own Galactic Identification

     On Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 8:30 am, at the South Central Conference on Mesoamerica in Lubbock, at the Texas Technical University, I presented the following information about the Via Lacta, commonly called the Milky Way.
Our Galatic Solar Location
     It seems that we live in a Spiral Galaxy,  where each branch of the spiral is open-ended. That gives us a new view of our sky over our heads. We have been under the impression that we see two different spirals of our Galaxy when we look skyward. In fact, with the help of the Hubble Space telescope, we actually are sitting very close to only ONE spiral and the sun blocks our view of any other one during our daytime hours. Our orbit is so small, by comparison, within even one spiral, that Hubble's view of all the known planets in our solar system, including the largest, is too insignificant to be even noted in the views shown above or below.
The Upper register is our Summer view of the Via Lacta
while the Lower register is our Winter view.
     So that when we see our Summer register, Peru and other southern countries below the Equator see the Winter register.  The sky then appears to contain two different branches of the Milky Way. As it can be noted in the above view, the exact center actually contains several star  locations of constellations found in either the upper or Lower registers.

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]; yet, they had no telescopes, so it has been said.

     The graphic picture below with proper iconography can be found in the Nuttall Codex at the bottom of page 34. The Lady in this iconic configuration is the mother-to-be of the Twins, Hunahpú and Xbalenqué. 

     Her name glyphs read Two Atl, [Spear]. Below the spear, 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. She, on the other hand, is holding a spindle in her left hand. With the glyph of the spindle, this star has the same components as the younger spinning Bi-polar Jet seen in the film clip below. It also contains the blue area found there at the north and south poles of the star from where the long streams of gasses are swirling. The blue area eventually will expand towards the equator and the star will become a blue moon-like star shining both day and night.. The following film clip is from :just ask for the Toddler Star in the McNeal Nebula.The 

     As noted, the modern Bi-polar Jet was called a "Toddler Star." The female here from the Nuttall Codex is already a grown woman, called Blood Moon,[1] but she holds the spindle in her left hand, a blue apron with only one star, while her headdress shows two star forms. The "spindle" is the symbol of her star status 
 interaction with the sky, that of a spinning Bi-Polar Jet. A double comet is arriving at her source.
      However, since the bright blue north and south pole areas of the ancient version of this star-form did expand to the equators and the whole globe burned a bright blue as a 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 was a much better fit to the story. His flashy colors could lead hunters away from the nest quickly; so the nest, the hen and the chicks would be safe. Blood Moon, then, by default, became Seven Macaw of the bright scarlet and blue feathers

     Justin Kerr [of] 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. The small child 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 before they take their place in the sky as a double comet.
Coyolxauhquí aka Tlaltecuhtli

     Her Mixtec/Aztec name was Tlaltecuhtli and the description by Mary Miller and Karl Taube is actually illustrated on the Moon Disk. The monumental stone was discovered when a new Metro station was being excavated in Mexico City. INAH gave this goddess  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, Miller and Taube gave a perfect description of her death and her final journey with the Twins (again with different names) to her resting place on earth. In between time, the Twins, in the Maya version, had removed the turquoise teeth of Seven Macaw and made the nova (named Taltecuhtli {aka Seven Macaw} by removing her arms and legs) 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.

     The result of the removal and the distribution of the debris from the dying star, was considered in the ancient world, to be the destruction of the "pillars of the world,"[2] or the trees that were newly placed to "hold up the corners of the world."[3] Or, as found in Chinese [4] and in several Mexican Codices, as a similar Broken Tree, or  tree split in half with a man being sacrificed as in the Dresden)[5] or as the spinning star Lady.[6]

      A new item that turned up is in ancient German History. The symbol for [Aphrodite]  was a circular mass broader at the base and rises like a turning post to a small circumference at the top. {7}. This image is similar to the "primitive" Mixtec image on page  32 of the Nuttall Codex, and agrees with the symbol in the hand of the woman, of a wide based spindle that turns to make thread, but in both instances, the spindle is the only thing that turns, no thread is being made. 

       Only the Bi-polar Jet is moving in a circular way in the sky.  The Germans saw it at a different latitude over their heads, hence the image only has one narrow shaft, or gas plume. Aphrodite of the Greeks, URI of Hawaii, Venus of the Romans, all the beauty goddesses of the world bear different names. but are familiar as blue stars.
Miller, Mary and Taube, Karl (1993). The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London: Thames and Hudson, Ltd.

2 Sanders, N. K.  (1974, 69) Epic of Gilgamesh. New York: Penquin Classics

3 Phillips, Jr., Henry (1883, XXI, 616-651) History of the Mexicans as Told by Their Paintings (Translated and edited by Henry Phillips Jr.) Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Edited by Alec Christensen 

Appendix 21: The two trees into which the gods changed themselves; more properly, Tezcaquahuitl: the "Tree of the Warrior." and Quetzalveixochitl; the "Beautiful Rose Tree." - A.H.M., 75..

4 Chang, K. C (1963, 28) The Archaeology of Ancient China. Harvard: Yale University Press, My Note:  A broken bamboo tree is the same as any tree that is broken in the middle. It is just thinner.

5 Dresden Codex (D-3)

6 Codex Nuttall, p. 32, bottom right.

Tacitus, Histories, II - 2 - 3, p. 163, Tacitus, II - 2: King Aerias founded temple of Venus at Paphos. II - 3: Some say it was the name of the goddess herself who sprang from the sea. II - 3, p. 165:  The symbol for her was circular mass broader at the base and rises like a turning post to a small circumference at the top.