Mayan December Doomsdate – Never Mind? September 22, 2012Posted by rwf1954 in doomsday prophecy, end times, Kravings, Mayan astronomers, Mayan calendar, prophecy, Science News.
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Oops. Never mind. It looks like the Mayans did not intend to predict the end of our world, this year. According to a Science News article, published in the August 11, 2012 issue (page 15), anthropologists have placed the Mayan reference to a December 21, 2012 end-of-calendar date within a contemporary—for Mayans—context. Hieroglyphs carved in the steps of a Mayan archeological site in Guatemala commemorate a visit from a Mayan ruler who had been defeated in battle. The reference to this December 21, 2012 date as the end of the Mayan calendar cycle was offered to emphasize the longevity of the ascendancy of this ruler’s people. During the 695 battle, the king was reported to have been killed or captured (with the Mayans, it could have been both). While visiting this site in 696, he proclaimed his viability as ruler of the Calakmul Mayans, and the inscription refers to the date at the end of the Mayan calendar cycle, implying the Calukmul would be around for a long time, at least 1300 or so years into the future. Anthropologist Stephen Houston of Brown University is quoted in the Science News article as saying “reference to 2012 might even have provided a comforting sense of inevitability.” If Americans spoke today about the United States lasting until at least 3300, would this sound like a prediction of the end of the world?
So, this adds support to the points I made in my post six months ago on this topic. My family and I have picked out where we will celebrate on December 22, 2012—Kravings in Tarzana, California. I’m calling for an international celebration of the not-end-of-the-world! If you’re inclined, put a comment here as to where you will celebrate the passing of a Doomsdate—the not-apocalypse!