Maya Mythology Mashup

Posted: January 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Tulum, Mexico.

“He/she/it arrives.”

If you read the article I mentioned yesterday, you’ll remember there was a second glyph found in Mexico that mentions 2012 and something arriving or coming from the sky.

I find this interesting because the image I took of the Temple of the Frescoes, above, in Tulum, contains a stucco relief of what is known as the Descending God (or Diving God), who was associated with rain, lightning, the setting sun and planet Venus. Notice also the creepy hand prints (with some hands having six or seven fingers) done in red paint that are still visible.

Our tour guide, a Maya, explained that people asked him all the time whether this was “proof” that aliens visited. (He didn’t think too much of this.) However, that’s not the only theory out there.

  • A newsletter from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) says these Latin American sites are proof that Jesus visited the Native Americans (using scripture from The Book of Mormon: 2 Nephi 25:20 as backup).

  • Another website proclaims “Evidence of Christ in Tulum!” While also mentioning the LDS tradition, it says two things prove Jesus’ influence: “the temple complex itself and the second is the symbol of the red hands.”
  • We’ll leave aside how many other religions have ascending and descending wordage and how it might sound to say the Maya couldn’t have possibly developed by themselves.

    I’ll just end with a real Maya explaining, in what no doubt is the first of many, many, many 2012 articles to come:

    “For them (2012)’s a joyous event, not an apocalyptic event. What is coming is the end of a calendar and the beginning of a new one.

    “It’s cyclical,” (Mayan expert Leonzo Barreno) told CBC. “This has happened before. According to the elders it’s the fifth time it’s happened.”

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