February 17, 2019

Maya Myth Moment–Destruction in the Popol Vuh

Maya Myth Moment–Destruction in the Popol Vuh

Editor’s Note: Apparently, the Maya didn’t predict the rise of a stomach virus here in Dallas either.  We’re a day behind but will make it all up Friday.

Today’s Maya Myth Moment features Dr. Barb MacLeod talking about the differences in the use of descriptions about destruction in the Maya creation stories of the Popol Vuh and how they’re different in stone monuments. She also elaborates about their understanding of cycles, which is critical to understanding what the may have or may not have expected with the coming end.

If you’re in Dallas, Texas, we encourage you to watch tonight’s 10 p.m. airing of WFAA Channel 8’s newscast with Robecca Lopez, who will be reporting on our book for iPad made by Claxton Creative with Dr. Mark Van Stone.  Once we have a link to the story, we’ll also share it here.


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Maya Myth Moment–The Aztec Calendar Stone Is Not The Maya Calendar

Welcome to the first Maya Myth Moment. This first installment deals with the Aztec Calendar Stone, which we’ve highlighted here on TheWondersExpedition.com before.

But as we begin these next 30 days of Maya Myth debunking, we thought it was important to revisit this subject once more because as we get closer and closer to Dec. 21, 2012, you just know some TV producer extraordinaire is going to snag an image of the Aztec Calendar Stone off the Internet and toss it into a story about the Maya Calendar.

Original Aztec Stone of the Sun on display in ...

Original Aztec Stone of the Sun on display in the museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Aztec Calendar Stone came along almost 500 years after the demise of the Maya. In fact, the Maya never even saw it.

There are five creations featured in the Aztec Calendar Stone.  The Maya only believed in four creations; we are in the fourth and they don’t call for a fifth.

So if you see a news story, read a blog post, or see a book or magazine promoting its knowledge about the Maya and what they predicted as it relates to Dec. 21, 2012 and you see a photo of the Aztec Calendar Stone, we urge you caution in believing anything else you hear from the source.  Because for starters, they’ve got that part wrong and there’s no telling what else is also in err…..

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And if you’re looking for a great resource on the Maya, don’t forget to check out Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, now available for iPad on the iBookstore.



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