By the time 2012 came around, prophecies were the big deal: the world was going to end on December 21st, even though the Maya themselves told everyone who would listen, that it was just the end of a calendar sequence, no more, no less.
What I had discovered in the meantime, was a comet passing the Ring Nebula in 2006, just as one fit the description of the double comet in the Popol Vuh. Two years later, in 2008, it again repeated the sequence from the Popol Vuh as it was very close to the earth arriving at our northwestern states with a light so bright that he seemed to be 1,000 transformers exploding at once., It also created a noise that was just as deafening. It seemed to me that it was the PV comet that returned and died on it final journey since no debris fell from the sky. . . or was just never reported in the papers or on the television programs since the comet had damaged nothing on earth, even though it came very, very close.
>>> … before we can properly decode and understand this prophecy we must first dive deeper into Mayan religion and mythology to build a solid base of knowledge from which to interpret this ancient text …[which many believed contained such prophecies of total destruction for 2012.) 
It was sometime after 1994, when I joined the Austin Writers' League, that we were sent out to the various schools to promote writing skills to the students. For some unknown reason, I ended up in a kindergarten class. Since I cannot sing or even tell funny children's stories, to connect to that age group, I had no idea what to say to them about writing. It seemed to me that all those young ones were Hispanic; their young fresh faces looking up at me in anticipation of another game or silly rhyme that would bring laughter to their tiny serious souls.
|Snow White as Ixtacuihatl the White Lady|
with the Stepmother who was the female version of the Comet Quetzalcoatl
Looking into the "Magic Mirror" Lake called Texcoco
And so the tale is complete, Disney saw it as a European story; the Meso-Americans saw it as the story of the mountains, and, for those who lived along the Amazon River in Brazil, only saw it as a girl coming back to life when her father blew smoke into her lungs. The Peruvians wrote the poem about that wonderful magic mountain range above the Equator. 
Beyond (Kindle Locations 698-700). The Real Mayan Prophecies.com. Kindle Edition.
Indians. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press. p. 29: daughter [Ixtacuihuatl]
became a rock but Sun could revive her by smoking tobacco.
students In Tapachula, Mexico.