Wednesday, March 28, 2007

AK EK' or Stars, Turtles and Pigs

This Week's Sky at a Glance
by Alan M. MacRobert
Friday, March 30 2007
· Early spring is when Orion tilts and marches down in the southwest during evening. A sure sign of the season is that Orion's Belt is nearly horizontal after dark (as seen from mid-northern latitudes). At the beginning of winter when Orion is striding upward, his Belt is nearly vertical.

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Some Orion stuff from “less than reliable websites:”
“In the Mayan Myth of Creation, the paddler gods transported the Maize gods in a huge canoe that corresponded to the Milky Way until they arrived at the place of creation that we know as the belt of the constellation Orion. The Maya saw Orion's belt as a huge cosmic turtle. The god Chak cracked open the back of the cosmic turtle with a lightning stone. Watered and nurtured by the Hero Twins, the Maize Gods grew from the crack in the back of the turtle, which is now represented by the Ballcourt all across the Yucatan.
This structure is a representation and hommage to the great cosmic turtle.”
In addition, the Maya used three stars in the constellation Orion: The great blue giant, Rigel, Kappa Orionis, the star Saiph and the belt star, Alnitak. These three stars form an equilateral triangle called, “The Three Stones of the Hearth”. They represent the Maya hearth, made of three stones placed in a triangular pattern.
But here’s something from “Creation, Cosmos, and the Imagery of Palenque and Copan,” by Linda Schele and Khristaan D. Villela from the University of Texas:

“…At the 1992 Workshop on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, Barbara Tedlock further added that the K’iche’ call Orion Je Chi Q’aq’, ‘dispersed fire’. The three hearth stars are called the Oxib’ Xk’ub’, ‘three hearthstones’ and Nebula M42 is Q’aq’, ‘fire’. Schele (1992, Freidel et al. 1993) believes this association to be a very ancient one that identifies the First-Three-Stone-Place as these three stars in Orion (fig. 3c).
The cosmic hearth was not the only image generated by creation according to the ancient texts. Another inscription (fig. 3a) published in Mayer (1991) says that “on 4 Ahaw 8 Kumk’u, was seen the first image of the turtle, the great divine lord” (Chan Ahaw Waxak Kumk’u ilahi yax k’oh Ak Chak Ch’u Ahaw). This turtle is the double-headed turtle that cracks open for the rebirth of the Maize God (fig. 3b), and like the cosmic hearth can be found in the sky. Lounsbury (inMiller 1986) identified the turtle in Room 2 of the Bonampak murals as Gemini or Orion (fig. 3d). Because the three stars on the turtle’s back match the belt of Orion, Schele (1992) believes the turtle to be located there.
She also associates the copulating peccaries in the opposite cartouche with Gemini, because, as Lounsbury pointed out, ak is the word for turtle, peccary, and dwarf. An ak ek’ can be a ‘turtle star’, a ‘peccary star’, or a ‘dwarf star’, and we have good evidence that images of peccaries and turtles substituted for each other in several contexts, including images of these constellations…”

1 comment:

  1. 13,000 years after the last ice age, with global percession closer to the sun, the ice caps and mountain tops will melt resulting in a great flood, abyss or deluge, after which a new world is born from the water. When the earth was covered in water it looks like an egg and then the earth is born of the water. A regenesis, not a genesis.

    The continents didn't float apart on plates, they were blown apart by the long series of volcano activity that shows in the middle of the atlantic ocean. 26,000 years ago the continents were one and called "Turtle island" and prospered for 180,000 years (or 7 global percession cycles), "the Golden Age".

    Atlantis didn't sink, it broke apart in pieces with the America's appearing to disappear leaving Africa and Asia. The crack in the turtle's back.

    The turtle had two eyes. The egyptian mount of glory (pyramids and steele of the sphinx) and the mayan mount of glory (red brick towers as related to in the egyptian texts). The southern eye was thought to have been lost, which is further from the truth. The southern eye are the mayan's which separated (the great divide or crack in turtle's back). The Mayan star constellation mysterious show another 10 cycle pattern in relation to the red giant which has an eliptical orbit like Haley and will show up as a second sun to earth for a few years. (etc)

    If you look at the map of Atlantis and the continents as one mass, the similarity is more alike than that of Antartica. Atlantis or Mu or Lemuria (as one continent) had only one ocean.

    Haw'aa for sharing.
    Todd Gannyaa