posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 12:28 PM
Lately, I have been trying to back-track various religions of major civilized areas... ie, the Mayans, Egyptians, Sumerians, Indus Valley, etcetera,
and so far, I have noticed that everything can be traced to ancient Sumeria, with the Chaldeans, with the exception of the Mayans. Now, today,
however, I have found evidence of the Mayan culture's beliefs also having Sumerian origins.
That, though, isn't the concern of this thread. However, the thing that is of interest deals within Mayan legends. I'll give a brief outline, then
get to the point.
The Mayans, although having numerous gods, held one high above all; Hunab-Ku, meaning Holy One, "the one living god, the greatest of gods".
He had a son by the name of Hun-Ytzamma (also known as Itzamna), who rose from the sea to settle in the land of these people. Ytzamma was able to
raise the dead and cure the sick; in different South American cultures, he was also known as Zamna, the bringer of civilization. Eventually, after
many generations, Itzamna died, and was buried near the sea from where he came.
Now, Ytzamma was of a race/group of beings known as the Bacab, of which there were a total of 4. The High God Hunab-Ku had placed his four children
in the four corners of the globe, at different times.
Here is where it gets interesting.
In Sumeria, the prophet known as Zoroaster tried to spread the word of a one god; Zoroaster was of a virgin birth, his mother being impregnated by a
beam of light from the heavens.
In Jerusalum, Jesus of Nazarath, too, brought the word of a One God; he too was of a virgin birth.
In Mayan texts, Hun-Ytzamma was the son of this High God (as was Jesus), and he, too, was of a virgin birth. Also, it must be known, that Ytzamma was
also scourged, crowned with thorns, hung on a cross (with rope), died, and was reborn 3 days later. I don't know how Zoroaster died... from what I
gathered, he left the world vowing to return in the end.
Now, before people jump to conclusions, the Mayans had a very christian style belief system before the Spaniards ever touched foot on their soil. The
Mayans had already established:
1. The worshipping of the cross
2. A heaven (Yaxce) and a hell (Mitnal)
3. The High God Hunab-Ku is represented by having Roman features.
4. They practiced baptism and penance.
5. History of the Deluge, and their own Tower of Babel
6. Worshipped the Trinity: Father (Icona), Son (Bacab), and the Holy Spirit (Echuac)
I suppose it may be possible for an early contact being made between the Mayans and the Jewish people. After all, the Mayans were in power from 360
AD to 1537 AD... but I would like to think it was highly unlikely.
Anyway, to get back to the point...
If Jesus, Zoroaster, and Hun-Ytzamma were of the Bacab, who is the forth? Is there another predominate religious leader of a virgin birth teaching of
a One God?
I don't have any links yet... this was all old fashioned research in the library... with actual books.