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Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh
The oldest surviving written account of Popol Vuh (ms c.1701 by Francisco Ximénez, O.P.) Popol Vuh (Popol Wuj [poˈpol wuχ] in modern K'iche') is a corpus of mytho-historical narratives of the Post Classic K'iche' kingdom in Guatemala's western highlands. The title translates as "Book of the Community", "Book of Counsel", or more literally as "Book of the People".[1] Popol Vuh's prominent features are its creation myth, its diluvian suggestion, its epic tales of the Hero Twins Hunahpú and Xbalanqué,[2] and its genealogies. The myth begins with the exploits of anthropomorphic ancestors and concludes with a regnal genealogy, perhaps as an assertion of rule by divine right. As with other texts (e.g., the Chilam Balam), a great deal of Popol Vuh's significance lies in the scarcity of early accounts dealing with Mesoamerican mythologies. Structure[edit] Popol Vuh encompasses a range of subjects that includes creation, ancestry, history, and cosmology. Preamble Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Related:  mythology

Chilam Balam Copy of the Book of Chilam Balam of Ixil in the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico The so-called Books of Chilam Balam[pronunciation?] are handwritten, chiefly 17th and 18th-centuries Maya miscellanies, named after the small Yucatec towns where they were originally kept, and preserving important traditional knowledge in which indigenous Maya and early Spanish traditions have coalesced. Written in the Yucatec Maya language and using the Latin alphabet, the manuscripts are attributed to a legendary author called Chilam Balam, a chilam being a priest who gives prophecies and balam a common surname meaning 'jaguar'. Some of the texts actually contain prophecies about the coming of the Spaniards to Yucatán while mentioning a chilam Balam as their first author.[1] Nine Books of Chilam Balam are known,[2] most importantly those from Chumayel, Mani, and Tizimin,[3] but more have existed. Contents[edit] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Scholarship[edit] Notes[edit] Bibliography[edit] Clendinnen, Inga (1987).

Karura - Man-bird Deity in Japanese Buddhism Karura 迦楼羅, Karura-Ō 迦楼羅王 (Skt. = Garuda)Bird of Life, Celestial Eagle, Half Bird Half Man ORIGIN = HINDU MYTHOLOGYMember of the TENBU. One of EIGHT LEGIONS Guarding Buddhism.One of 28 LEGIONS Guarding the 1000-ARMED KANNON BODHISATTVA.One of KANNON’S 33 BASIC MANIFESTATIONS. (L) Karura at Sanjūsangendō 三十三間堂 in Kyoto (see full image below) (M) Modern NOH Mask. Found on J-web. (R) Modern NOH Mask. Head of Garuda with body of LionThe Eight-Legged Lion - Son of Union between Garuda and Lion.One of the Three Symbols of Victory in the Fight against Disharmony.From Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture, by Loden Sherap Dagyab RinpocheWisdom Publications, ISBN 0-86171-047-9. Image made by Ida Made Tlaga in Sanur (Bali) around 1880. Photo courtesy of www.mediawars.ne.jp Karura is sometimes associated / confused with Karyōbinga.Karyōbinga Engraving on Octogonal Pedestal, Chūsonji Temple 中尊寺, 12th Century(Length) 193.9 cm (Height) 52.5cm., Photo courtesy 日本の美をめぐる, No. 35

Maya "Painted Pyramid" Reveals 1st Murals of Daily Life November 12, 2009—A series of unusual Maya wall murals, complete with hieroglyphic captions, are providing archaeologists with a priceless look at day-to-day life in the empire circa A.D. 620 to 700. Previously known Maya murals all depict the ruling elite, victories in battle, or religious themes. (Explore a map of Maya ruins.) But exterior walls on a "painted pyramid" buried for centuries in the Mexican jungle (pictured, a corner of the pyramid undergoing excavations) have shown Maya scholars something completely different. The murals—discovered in 2004 at the Maya site of Calakmul—depict ordinary people enjoying much more casual pursuits, according to a new, detailed description of the wall art. "There's really nothing like this in any of the [known] murals. "This is everyday life with people who are not upper-crust Maya but rather people engaged in everyday activities." Maya Food and Fashion "In other words, they were public," Coe said of the Calakmul paintings. —Brian Handwerk

VENDIDAD: Table of Contents AVESTA: Vendidad NOTE: Also available in German, PDF and EPUB of English translation, and PDF of Avestan text in transcription font. The Vendidad is an ancient collection of Zoroastrian myths, prayers, and religious observances, intended to defend against sources of infection and evil. Particular attention is given to disposal of corpses and other "dead matter" (nasu) to avoid polluting the earth, water, etc. Its present form is thought to have become fixed around the middle of the first millennium BCE. Of the twenty-one books of the Sasanian canon of the Avesta that were detailed in the Denkard, this is the only one which has survived in its entirety. In preparing this edition, I have replaced the spelling of Zoroastrian technical terms with more familiar forms, following Kotwal and Boyd, 1982, as much as possible. Compare with the Sasanian description of the Vendidad given in Denkard Book 8. Contents:

List of avian humanoids Huitzilopochtli, Aztec god of Tenochtitlan. In myth and legend[edit] Myth[edit] Folklore[edit] The Swan maidens found in the folktales of various culturesThe Tengu of Japanese folklore, monstrous forest and mountain dwelling humanoids often possessing the wings, claws and sometimes the beak of a bird. Cryptozoology[edit] Owlman in Cornwall In fiction[edit] Examples of avian humanoids in science fiction and fantasy fiction include: Literature[edit] Comics[edit] Film and television[edit] Duck universe[edit] The Duck universe is a land of sentient humanoid ducks created by Carl Barks as part of the wider Mickey Mouse universe. Daisy Duck, the girlfriend of Donald DuckDarkwing Duck from the children's animated series Darkwing DuckGyro Gearloose, an inventor (and chicken)Donald Duck from the Disney animated shorts.Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Donald Duck's nephewsLudwig von Drake, a scientistScrooge McDuck, Donald's ultra-rich uncle Games[edit]

Cradle of Maya Civilization Gets Rescue Plan The new Archaeological Development Plan for Guatemala's Mirador Cultural and Natural System, home to the largest Pre-Classic Maya center, has been unveiled. In time for the celebration of the Year of the Maya in 2012, the Global Heritage Fund (GHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and development of archaeological sites in developing countries, has officially unveiled the long-awaited Archaeological Development Plan for the Mirador Cultural and Natural System. This system is an area in Guatemala that contains some of the world's largest pyramids, including La Danta, the world's largest pyramid by volume, and the large Pre-Classic Maya complex that is touted today by many archaeologists as the birthplace, or cradle, of Maya civilization in Mesoamerica. Above and below, examples of the archaeological remains at El Mirador, the world's largest Pre-Classic Maya center. [2] Global Heritage Fund at

Zoroastrianism Zoroastrianism,[n 1] or more natively Mazdayasna, is one of the world's oldest extant religions, "combining a cosmogonic dualism and eschatological monotheism in a manner unique [...] among the major religions of the world".[1] Ascribed to the teachings of the Iranian-speaking prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zarathustra),[2] it exalts a deity of wisdom, Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord), as its Supreme Being.[3] Major features of Zoroastrianism, such as messianism, judgment after death, heaven and hell, and free will have influenced other religious systems, including Second Temple Judaism, Gnosticism, Christianity, and Islam.[4] Following the Iranian Revolution and the arrival of the Islamic theocracy in Iran, Zoroastrianism/Mazdayasna is having a strong revival amongst many Iranians who want to express discontent towards the dictatorial theocratic regime. Terminology The name Zoroaster is a Greek rendering of the name Zarathustra. Overview Theology Practices History Classical antiquity Late antiquity

The revival of an ancient science At the other end of the scientific spectrum of contemporary science an ancient science is being restored. For ages it has been preserved carefully. It is more or less an art form and it is called ‘sacred geometry’. Now why do we introduce sacred geometry in a book that is about contemporary and groundbreaking science? The archaic science of sacred geometry can be traced back to the Egyptian civilization but may well be a heritage from the civilisation of mythological Atlantis and we’ll provide sufficient clues in this book to sustain this claim. Surprisingly enough sacred geometry also shows up in many crop circles that have been appearing in the last two decades all over the world. What is far more interesting is that crop circles contain intelligent embedded geometry. In my opinion the significance of crop circles is that contemporary scientists are getting hints to seek for more understanding of geometry in physics in general and in the zero point field in particular. Platonic solids

Atlantis: Timaeus and Critias [ Introduction || The Dialogues || Cast of Characters ] Timaeus and Critias, two of Plato's dialogues, are the only existing written records which specifically refer to Atlantis. The dialogues are conversations between Socrates, Hermocrates, Timeaus, and Critias. Apparently in response to a prior talk by Socrates about ideal societies, Timeaus and Critias agree to entertain Socrates with a tale that is "not a fiction but a true story." The dialogues that follow were written by Plato some time around 360 BC and are English translations by Benjamin Jowett: Note: The pages and paragraphs of the dialogues are a convenience created by myself. Serves only as a brief introduction to Atlantis, a preface. Goto Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 Critias Provides a detailed description of the lost island and its people as well as information about the ancient Athenians. Goto Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Those who actually take part in the dialogues:

Tree of Life 2 There are at least four likely regions where the legends of the tree of life may have survived. 1. Lake Van or Mount Ararat/Urartu Leaves and fruit of the tree of life were used by Van and his associates, as well as by Adam and Eve. 2. The tribes that had some interaction with the First Eden residents may have retained some tradition of the tree of life. The Vanite division of the northern Nodites migrated to Crete. 3. After Adam and Eve moved to the Second Eden, the people who interacted with them may never have seen the tree of life, but they may have heard about it. 4. The tree of life was originally planted in Dalamatia, which submerged and reemerged later. Note that the tree of life was not planted in the Second Eden. This page collects ancient human sources of the tree of life in three regions: (1) Lake Van and Mount Ararat, (2) Crete and Cyprus, (3) Second Eden, and (4) Persian Gulf. Note that the tree of life was not planted in the Second Eden.

Hinduism - Puranas Sacred-texts home Journal Articles: Hinduism OCRT: Hinduism Buy CD-ROM Buy books about Hinduism Vedas Upanishads Puranas Other Primary Texts Epics Mahabharata Ramayana Bhagavad Gita Vedanta Later texts Modern books The Vedas There are four Vedas, the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. The Vedas are the primary texts of Hinduism. They also had a vast influence on Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India. Rig Veda The Rig-Veda translated by Ralph Griffith [1896]A complete English translation of the Rig Veda. Rig-Veda (Sanskrit)The complete Rig Veda in Sanskrit, in Unicode Devanagari script and standard romanization. Vedic Hymns, Part I (SBE 32)Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu and Vâta, tr. by F. Vedic Hymns, Part II (SBE 46)Hymns to Agni, tr. by Hermann Oldenberg [1897]The Vedic Hymns to Agni. A Vedic Reader for Students (excerpts) by A.A. Sama Veda Yajur Veda The Texts of the White Yajurveda translated by Ralph T.H.

Anu In Sumerian mythology, Anu (also An; from Sumerian *An 𒀭 = sky, heaven) was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions. It was believed that he had the power to judge those who had committed crimes, and that he had created the stars as soldiers to destroy the wicked. His attribute was the royal tiara. His attendant and minister of state was the god Ilabrat. Sumerian religion[edit] Ur III Sumerian cuneiform for An(and determinative sign for deities see: DINGIR) Anu existed in Sumerian cosmogony as a dome that covered the flat earth; Outside of this dome was the primordial body of water known as Tiamat (not to be confused with the subterranean Abzu).[1] In Sumerian, the designation "An" was used interchangeably with "the heavens" so that in some cases it is doubtful whether, under the term, the god An or the heavens is being denoted. Assyro-Babylonian religion[edit] See also[edit] Notes[edit]

Condon Report, Sec 5, Chapter 1: UFOs in History Chapter 1 UFOs in History Samuel Rosenberg NCAS EDITORS' NOTE: The author of this chapter wrote it as a long essay with no sub-chapters. 1. In his summary of the work of the Colorado project, which appears as Section II of this report, Dr. An unidentified flying object (UFO, pronounced OOFO) is defined as the stimulus for a report made by one or more individuals of something seen in the sky (or an object thought to be capable of flying but seen when landed on the earth) which the observer could not identify as having an ordinary natural origin ... Dr. The wealth of ancient "UFOs" is due to a basic fact about man's perception of his contemporary universe. This in no way prevented him from interpreting what he saw or utilizing his interpretations in a manner that seems to have been convenient to the needs of his contemporary society. other imaginative story-telling. 2. These were some of the UFOs seen by the ancient Chinese. The worship of the sun was endemic in antiquity. 3. 4.

- Lost Book of Thoth is Torah 2000 years of scholarly study of the bible and other scriptures and....No one noticed that To-Ra are the names of the Egyptian gods of Moon and sun? what else have 'they' missed? This entire website is dedicated to the author of the Torah a.k.a the lost book of Thoth This website is about how The god Thoth used the Word, letter combinations, programs, to create life. This is my Kabbalah, a linguistic prove that a creator god wrote all languages using hebrew letter and word meaning. But it seems that most people even those who profess to believe in god already have a different creator god, the one called evolution, a god who according to his followers did not plan life but somehow created billions of organisms and plants using trial and error, a god who is continuously creating by accidental changes of DNA programs. Finally, we need to keep in mind that the cell was created once 4 billion years ago, only half a billion years after earth was created and NEVER again!! Nature or god?

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