Mayan Predictions: What Are the Mayan Predictions for 2012?
Mayan 2012 Predictions
Everyone is aware of the main Mayan prediction to supposedly happen in 2012. But, where did we get this idea that the world will end from? Why are we putting any form of faith into the Maya’s? Who even were they?
The Mayan civilization was the most recognizable and developing between 2500 B.C. and A.D. 250. After that, they lasted for roughly another 700 years before disappearing as part of a major force. However that’s not to say they all died out, there are still Mayans alive today.
The Ancient Maya civilization mainly shared a religious belief. They operated on several different languages however, and although sharing the same political belief, battles between cities were frequent. And like many ancient cultures, human sacrifice was not something rare in the Mayan culture.
The Mayan’s operated on three separate calendars, and their method of keeping track of time was very long and complicated. The three calendars were that of the Haab calendar, which was considered as the civil calendar, the Tzolkin, which was mainly used for ceremonial purposes, and then the Long Count. The Long Count is principally used for historical purposes, what with it being able to define any date, past or future. This is also the one that is considered to hold the predictions for the end of the world, 2012 (because after 5125 years, the Mayan Long Count calendar ends in December 2012).
The Mayan’s had an amazing understanding of mathematics, and astrology which is why faith is being put in them for these predictions. Supposedly, they predicted the invasion of foreigners into their land, in the correct year that the Spanish did actually invade. However, if this was true, why wouldn’t they have done something to stop it?
Legends have said that they predicted the 1st and 2nd world war, but there isn’t really anything to back this up and can easily be pushed straight out of logical thought. One thing that the Mayan Calendars have always predicted nearly to the second is every single lunar and solar eclipse. But does this really mean we should trust that the world will actually end in 2012?
What do you think about the Mayan calendar prediction?
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