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...students of Maya calendrics are increasingly looking for some
underlying significance of one so-called "Grand Cycle" and the beginning of another.
A "Grand Cycle" consists of 13 baktuns, each of which numbers 144,000 days,
making a total of 1,872,000 days. This in turn equates to 5,139.44 solar years...
(the 'Grand Cycle' is also named 'Long Count' by archaeologists)
...according to legend, VUCUB-CAQUIX carried the false sun in his beak
and was shot down in flames at the end of the last creation...
Originally posted by amehrich
I've looked through a number of 2012 related sites and most of them seem to contain prophecies regarding what will or wont happen around the date of December 21 2012. Even though the prophecies vary from site to site the sites all seem to have one thing in common, a celestial alignment of some sort. I tried to find a site that simply focused on a celestial alignment so I couldn't understand it in scientific terms, but I didn't come across any reputable sites.
Is it fact that a celestial alignment will take place, or is the alignment part of the legend?