Mayan Hieroglyphics

Canadian (December 1, 2011): Recent research by a German scientist says that the end of the world (apocalypse), is not going to be on December 21, 2012 but a transition to a new era. Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia interpretations were recently presented at the archaeological site of Palenque in southern Mexico.

This latest round of discussion about the 2012 apocalypse, all started about one week ago. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology created uproar in the scientific community when they stated that there was another reference to the 2012 date in Mayan inscriptions that they had found. This, of course, created another series of discussions about the end of the world. What they found was a second inscription mentioning the 2012 date on the carved or molded face of a brick found at the Comalcalco ruin, near the Tortuguero site. This is being kept inside the institute and is not available for display.

Sven Gronemeyer has be examining and interpreting the stone tablet at the Tortuguero (Mexico, Tabasco) site for years. What he has concluded is that the hieroglyphs talk about the return of the Mayan god Bolon Yokte on December 21, 2012. This is the end of the 13th period of 400 years. The hieroglyphs were carved 1,300 years ago. Over time, they have weathered and cracked, and the end of the passage is almost impossible to read. He said that the tablet was a prophecy by the Mayan ruler Bahlam Ajaw and he wanted to prepare the people for the next era. He said “For the elite of Tortuguero, it was clear they had to prepare the land for the return of the god and for Bahlam Ajaw to be the host of this initiation.”

According to Mayan beliefs, the god Bolon Yokte, god of creation and war, was to take over on that day in a sanctuary of Tortuguero. He further said that “the date acquired a symbolic value because it is seen as a reflection of the day of creation. It is the passage of a god and not necessarily a great leap for humanity.”

Some experts bring into question the validity in the second inscription. They say that there is no future tense markings like the in the Tortuguero tablet. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology has tried for years to dispel the theory of the 2012 apocalypse and their latest was to have a special meeting of Mayan experts this past week at Palenque. This is where Sven Gronemeyer discussed his findings and interpretations.

All this, of course, is open to your own interpretation, investigation, imagination and insight.

Wayne Sheridan for Canadian