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 23, 2012

Smoking Star as a Comet

Fray Duran's Smoking Star as a Comet
     In Nahuatl Tezcatlipoca means Smoking Mirror. This god is often associated with Sirius, the Dog Star, because it is the brightest star in the constellation Orion. To some, it is not important, that Sirius, as bright as a mirror, is not a smoking star, even when seen with NASA's telescopes, as below: 
NASA: Sirius:A  Two-Star System
     The obvious conclusion is that Sirius must have been such a smoking star centries ago. So when Mexican history indicated that the gods changed themselves into two trees called, Tezcaquahuitl, the Tree of the Warrior, and Quetzalveixochitl, the beautiful rose tree, Henry Phillips, Jr. called the Tree of the Warrior, Tezcatlipoca , a name very similar in spelling and description. [A.H.M., 75 The History of the Mexicans as Told by Their Paintings, [1883] aka Codex Ramírez, after Bishop Ramírez de Fuen Leal.]

    In the Maya Popol Vuh, it is the same star with a different name, and it is seems to be the only other place in Mesoamerica where it is identified as a "mirror." Nevertheless, Sahagún agreed with the name Tezcaquahuitl, as the Tree of the Warrior which may also be Tezcauauhuitl, and gave the definition as "Bledos del espejo," a food plant.  [Amaranthus II, I  pf 2, 1]. Why Bledos del espejo, a botany term refers to a mirror, no one has yet been able to answer.
A Astronomer/Astrologer and a flaming plant for Menudo?
     Even so, the above double piece of a codex was not identified except by a number. The top section implies that it is a plant (picante) for a soup called Menudo and the bottom claims it is part of a opronostico [or prognostic] prophecy from an astrologer. It has all the components of a comet with a flaming tail, except that the head is a plant, maybe the Amaranthus of Sahagún's Tezcauauhuitl that can also be translated as "Bledos del espejo," [a food plant of the mirror]. "Bledos" is a word that,  strangely, can also infer: "I don't give a Hoot about this change."  

     If the Smoking mirror is  in the Popol Vuh, it should be as the sun "who put a mirror in the sky and went home." It is as if the flaming item shown above is really the comet that "set the mirror in the middle of the sky." If it had been the real sun from the east returning home but instead a very real comet with a very brilliant tail. When it crossed the sky from the northwest, it was bright enough to hide the true sun.
     I believe it is a possibility that a monastery translator of Mexican codices could have been "spitting nails" about what his gaolers insisted should be done, and instead, inferred his own feelings about the cover ups against his own native history by using this particular word picture of a plant as his replacement.
Could a "smoking mirror" have come from the northwest?

     Such a comet that was considered to be a disintegrating comet, came from the west in 2006 and two years later, in 2008, flew over Oregon, Washington, and Southern Canada very close to the horizon. It frightened adults, children, and animals alike with rumbling noises that even shook houses.

    The ancient version created a very, very red sky for a long time until a "human" grabbed a rabbit and threw it at the sun (comet here) so that the rabbit landed on the face of the moon. The tail of that comet was a smoking burning tail with magnetic meteorites of metal that were  very hot to the touch as they fell through our atmosphere and burned Maya homes of wattle and mud. (See the wall mural of Chichen Itza).  

     If we went back far enough in the ancient codices or into the Popol Vuh texts, I am sure we would find that "the mirror placed by the sun in the middle of the sky" before the sun turned tail and went home to the east would be noted as being super hot and people had to remain in the caves until the comet left the gravity pull of our earth. The men would have gone to their old homesteads during the cool of the night to see what could be salvaged from the ruins. The women would have kept themselves busy making pottery to barter for food later, when they could go to the Markets again. Food would have been very scarce. A miracle would have been necessary to keep the people from starving during that too bright, too hot sun (comet).

     The missing data would be similar to the original turtle in the Popol Vuh that was rewritten as a squash for ease in carving Hunahpu's substitute head and because "turtle carapaces do not contain seeds." Xbalenqué had hung the turtle "head," not a squash, over the ball court in the sky and tossed a stone at the turtle constellation so that it exploded into many pieces, like seeds."  

     There never has been a constellation called a "squash," but there has been a constellation, once called a Turtle. It was the Greek god Hermes that created a lyre from the carapace of a turtle and defeated Apollo in a contest of music. That constellation is now called Lyra because of the music that seemed to come from the sky ball game of the Twins..