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The Nahuas /ˈnɑwɑs/ [ 1 ] are a group of indigenous peoples of Mexico and El Salvador .
An inscription in Maya glyphs from the site of Naranjo , relating to the reign of king Itzamnaaj K'awil , 784-810
Once considered an unsolvable enigma, recent advances in the decipherment of the Maya writing system has not only shed light on the mechanics of the script, but also on the socio-political, artistic, and historical aspects of Maya civilization.
The original page 13 of the Codex Borbonicus, showing the 13th trecena of the Aztec sacred calendar. This 13th trecena was under the auspices of the goddess Tlazolteotl , who is shown on the upper left wearing a flayed skin, giving birth to Cinteotl . The 13 day-signs of this trecena, starting with 1 Earthquake, 2 Flint/Knife, 3 Rain, etc., are shown on the bottom row and the column along the right side.
Page 11 reverse from Codex Magliabechiano , showing four day-symbols of the tonalpohualli : (Se = one) Flint/Knife [tecpatl], (Ome = two) Rain [quiahuitl], (Yei = three) Flower [xochitl], and (Nahui = four) Caiman/Crocodile ( cipactli ), with Spanish descriptions. Note how closely the Rain day-symbol resembles Tlaloc , the Aztec god of rain and fertility.
Tzolk'in ( Mayan pronunciation: [t͡sol ˈkʼin] , from the revised Guatemala Mayan languages Academy orthography , which is preferred by the linguists of the Summer Institute of Linguistics ; formerly and commonly tzolkin ) is the name bestowed by Mayanists on the 260-day Mesoamerican calendar originated by the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica .
A month is a unit of time , used with calendars , which was first used and invented in Mesopotamia , as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon ; month and Moon are cognates . The traditional concept arose with the cycle of moon phases ; such months ( lunations ) are synodic months and last approximately 29.53 days .
The phase and libration of the Moon for 2013 at hourly intervals, with music, titles and supplemental graphics. Animation of the Moon as it cycles through its phases, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere.
The Thirteen Tones of Evolution The levels of consciousness developed by each Underworld are developed according to a common pattern.
Tortuguero (or El Tortuguero ) is an archaeological site in southernmost Tabasco , Mexico which supported a Maya city during the Classic period . The site is noteworthy for its use of the B'aakal emblem glyph also found as the primary title at Palenque . [ 1 ] The site has been heavily damaged by looting and modern development; [ 2 ] in the 1960s, a cement factory was built directly on top of the site. Monument 6 from Tortuguero is currently generating discussion as it includes the only known inscription depicting the end of the current 13-Bak'tun era in 2012. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Grube, Martin and Zender have stated [ 5 ] it refers to “the end of the 13th b’ahktun which we will see in the year 2012” and as to what will happen, they say, “...utom, 'it will happen' (O4) followed by something that we cannot read (P4) and he 'will descend' yem (O5).
The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is a non-repeating, vigesimal (base-20) and base-18 calendar used by several Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya .
Ancient traditions of our planet almost universally looked upon the four geographical directions as Sacred. The origin of this sacredness of the directions is that they since the beginning of time have played a role in the ongoing creation of our planet and its evolution of consciousness. Naturally then, many peoples all over the world have performed ceremonies to honor these four directions.