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.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ek Balam: Two Capstones

     Two  Capstones, Capstone 7 and Capstome 19 are of special interest to me since they speak about the double comet and its origin in the sky.  The first, Capstone 7, has clear iconography, as can be seen by Figure 1. the rest are pretty mangled. but Capstone 19 has two glyphs that seem to indicate that the capstone glyphs around the pyramid are specifically about the event in the sky.
Fig. 01: Capstone  07           

     Figure 01 give a fairly clear iconography and accompanying glyphs that tell a story about a double headed bird of the wind, a comet with a single head but two components, as in most Native American cultures. Some forms are repeated in the Codex Magliabecchio. There, it was considered to be an insect like "bird" [Borgia, page 7) with a star form as its heart. One of the blanket "insect-like" birds was done in a very blue color.

     This image incorporates the blue butterfly found in the Borgia Codex on page 60. The story ends on page 38. The story itself, progresses from the origins of the turmoils in the sky showing the tree being broken in half (into two views of the Milky Way). This turmoil was continued until the first view of the sky ball court on page 47,  [reading from the Calendar section to the end in the front of the Dover illustrations of the Codex].

     It continues to second sky ball court game on page 43 together with the strange pale "bird" with a star as its heart found in its border [and on page 7].  This strange creature of the sky is also confirmed with two blankets woven for "sale" [?] in the Codex Magliabecchiano figures 10 and 8.  One being the inception of the image in ghostly white and the second the full-blown explosion of the star form in Maya blue.] It finally reaches the burning birth of the sun  on page 37.

     Page 37 of the Borgia is the third passage of the comet across the skies as it came too close the Earth and created the deserts of the world with its great burning fires.

     It is not silly to glean information from each of the codices, However, it is a useless endeavor if one does not try to read the glyph before spelling it out. A lot of valid information is lost when the spelling does not coincide with the visual impact of the glyph itself.

Fig.02: Capstone 19
     I found the skull of the father, [NASA named it NGC7000].  It is on the badly deteriorated capstone of Ek Balam numbered and named Capstone 19. [FIgure 03] It even had the star viewer and the direction where it could be found. [Fig. 04: Far NW on the other side of Deneb.] 

     This capstone, along with the others around the building appears to be all about the birth of the Twins, Hunahpú and Xbalenqué of the Popol Vuh and their sky journey, not the name of the ruler at al.  This makes sense, since the Ahaw glyph at the end of Fig. 04 is not repeated at the end of the glyphic text in Figure 01. 

     I think that the Rule of Thumb while reading glyphs should be "Be Careful of What You Spell " using Landa's alphabet of the Yucatan. It may not mean the same thing in another dialect across the Maya area.

    God C, the helmeted, fat-lipped monkey god, was once thought to be the northwestern skies. Here he has a club under his glyph. The club may be part of the sky message.
Fig. 03:  God C,  Once the Northwest skies.
But not a ruler, since rulers are humans on earth.
Fir. 04: A flaming fireaball from
the mouth?

     The other glyph of interest is the head with a fire star square in front of his mouth, as if it was just leaving. as spittle, or as a tobacco cud. This glyph is not very clear, and neither is of a known item. Except for the fire ball leaving the mouth. It is part of the Popol Vuh as the tale of the dead father, who spat into Blood Moon's hand, his spittle (In this instance, his sperm). 

  The star component, as NASA's NGC-7000 is a skull-shaped nebula, colored by computer enhancement a reddish glow, as if it were a real skull covered in red cinnabar. The sparkling fireball emerging from the mouth,  may well have once been the double comet once seen in the sky. 

     To say we cannot see it today, so that "theory" is pure nonsense is strange, because at one point the double comet was part of the meteorite shower that came from the Hand of God, another nebula that NASA gave this "tongue-in-cheek" title, not knowing that once upon a time, it had been seen in the sky with an ordinary telescope and recorded as such.  (See Figure 05)

Fig. 05: Mithra, a new sky god
     The "Hand" together with that telescope was carved into a histtoric stone in such a way as to make sure that that record was to be understood as a stellar event. The god referred to in that monument was "one who was born from a stone."  Along the side of the main scenarioare two torch-bearers; one  holding the torch upward and the other holding one point downward. The intent was to tell later generations, that one half of the comet continued onits sky-journey, but the other fell to earth.

     For other views of the "Hand of God"[Besides in the rectangle above] See Figure  06 below:
Fig. 06: Ther are three views from various centuries: NASA,
Maya in Cacaxtla and as found in the Nuttall Codex.
     And that returns us to Figure 01.  The bird in question is a double-headed bird, The raptor forging on ahead, while the rear-facing head is pushing the other forward with a very strong wind [or breath.] There seems to be a bowl on its back, keeping a fireball from burning the birds' feathers.

     The butterfly cave of Figure  01, is just another idiomatic phrase [similar to the picture in the Borgia Codex, Lamina 07] that is only to illustrate the darkness of the night sky and the beautiful iridescent quality of the comet after it picked up metallic debris from the bursting nova.  Each metal burns as a different color.

     To isolate a sky event to any country or continent is sheer nonsense. Astronomy is one of the few disciplines that can stretch around the world within a 24 hour period of time and it should be considered as universal as a sun or moon eclipse along a very specific trajectory.  Eclipse chasers go from one continent to another to find the perfect location for viewing the eclipse. Very seldom do they go to the same location again because our world is skewed  by a 47 degree path that the sun chooses to take during our winters and summers. It travels north of the equator 23.5 degrees and then returns to the equator to pass southward for another 23.5 degrees. That gives both the sun and the moon eclipses plenty of leeway so they do not have to appear at the same location a second time.

    The Maya glyphs do tell the same story and that story is explained more completely in the Popol Vuh;  and in the myths of other cultures around the world. Thus, the trajectory world-wide can also be tracked by a computer, but only with the correct information gleaned from the multiple versions found world-wide.  It is a fabulous story if anyone would care to try to find it.