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Title: Mayan Creation Stories


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Mayan Creation Stories
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The Mayan World
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Mayan Sacred Time
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Mayan Sacred Tree
World tree from the Panel of the Foliated Cross,
Palenque. The Mayan world tree grows out of the
underworld to center creation
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Maya Cosmogenesis
In Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 John Major Jenkins
argues that the Mayan Long Count End Date of
December  21st,  2012  A.D. marks a rare
astronomical alignment of our solar system to the
Galactic Center, and its powerful energetic
emanations. This alignment, determined
by precession, happens when the winter solstice
sun conjuncts the crossing point of Milky Way and
ecliptic in Sagittarius. This takes place once
every 26,000 years, and for the ancient Maya this
event and its backdrop was entrenched in
cosmological and mythical meaning as well, which
well explore. Jenkins new book is Maya
Cosmogenesis 2012. The Maya prophesied this era
as one of global transformation and consciousness
evolution, as the Maya Great Cycle of Creation, a
period of 5,125 years, comes to its
conclusion. http//www.lauralee.com/jenkins.htm
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Popul Vuh
Two texts http//www.sacred-texts.com/nam/pvuheng
.htm http//www.geocities.com/athens/academy/7286
/popolvuhmain.html
About Popul Vuh http//www.isourcecom.com/maya/bo
oks/popolvuh.htm
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Popul Vuh
Original in Quiche Maya language Transcribed
secretly in Latin alphabet from hieroglyphic
books in 16th century, after the Spanish conquest
of Guatemala. Manuscript discovered about 1702
by a priest named Francisco XimÃnez in the
Guatemalan town of Chichicastenango Original
copy (now lost) copied by Fr. XimÃnez and
translated into Spanish Copy forgotten in the
University of San Carlos library in Guatemala
City Discovered in 1854 by Etienne Brasseur de
Bourbourg and Carl Scherzer who published French
and Spanish translations.
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Creation in Popul Vuh
Tepeu (sun, creater, mother) and Gucumatz
(fire, maker, father)
Then came the word. Lords Tepeu and Gucumatz
came together in the darkness and talked
together. They talked there discussing and
deliberating they agreed they united their
words and thoughts. They created all the
creatures.
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Creation by Speech
They spoke and there was earth they spoke and
there was light then they made the small
animals then the deer and birds assigning homes
and sounds to each But animals can't speak names
of gods, so they are doomed to be eaten. So the
gods create humans as glory and grandeur of
creation with purpose of praising god.
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Creation by Trial and Error
Animals (speechless) First Humans
(strengthless) Second Humans (without souls or
minds) Council of deities and divination used to
determine method of creation (from figures of
wood). These humans crawled on all fours. this
form of humans also was unable to praise gods,
so they are destroyed by great flood and
slaughtered by gods and by the animals which they
had eaten, and even by pots and pans. Their
descendants are monkeys. Third (present)
Humans created of corn flesh They came together
in darkness to think and reflect. This is how
they came to decide on the right material for the
creation of man. . . . Then our Makers Tepew and
Q'uk'umatz began discussing the creation of our
first mother and father. Their flesh was made of
white and yellow corn. The arms and legs of the
four men were made of corn meal.
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The Importance of Corn
http//www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/3288
/oral.htm
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