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Experts say Mayans Predicted Return of a God in 2012 and Not the End of the World

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)  (Mexico) reported on Wednesday that the interpretations of some experts from La Trobe University (Australia) on the Mayan predictions which hold that this Mesoamerican civilization foresaw the coming of a God in 2012 and not end of the world, as some believe.

Sven Gronemeyer and specialists Barbara Macleod base their ideas on the Mayan glyphs from the archaeological site of Tortuguero, in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, during their presentations at the Seventh Palenque Round Table held in Chiapas.

These glyphs, say Gronemeyer and Macleod, cite the date of December 21, 2012 that has generated much controversy for representing, presumably, the day the world ends, a version that has been rejected by archaeologists and epigraphists.

Specialists from the Australian institution explained that the Mayans devised a calendar based on a 400-year period referred baktuns.

In addition, each was comprised of 13 cycles of 400 years giving a total of five thousand 125 years, and according to these calculations, the current era ends in December 2012.

Gronemeyer added that the Maya had a vision that was the end of each era a cycle of creation was completed and a new one began building immediately after.  For this reason  December 21 of next year it was estimated that “it would be the arrival of the deity Bolon Yokote,” god associated with  creation and  war that is part of the current era which began on August 13 3114 BC year

He also commented that the text indicates that Mesoamerican rulers of this people should “prepare the ground for the return of the god Bolon Yokte, and that Bahlam Ajaw would host his inauguration.”

He explained further that the registration relates to the history of the Mayan city of Tortuguero, which cites the ruler Bahlam Ajaw (612-679 AD)

“The Mayan calendar arithmetic shows that the completion of the thirteenth Bak’tun is simply the end of a period and the transition to a new cycle, although that date is loaded with a symbolic value as a reflection on the day of creation “he said.

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