The Mayans had great accomplishments, not because they were visited by Aliens but because they spent hundreds of years observing the Universe and understanding what they observed. They calculated Eclipses not only in their own region but for other regions of earth, understood precession, the galactic plane, and mysteries that we only solved recently. They did this because they were a curious and scientifically based culture.
Gukumatz (Alternatively Qucumatz, Q'uq'umatz, Gucumatz, Gugumatz, Kucumatz etc.) was a deity of the Postclassic K'iche Maya. Gukumatz was the feathered serpent god of the Popol Vuh who created humanity together with the god Tepeu. Gukumatz is considered to be the rough equivalent of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, and also of Kukulkan of the Yucatec Maya tradition. It is likely that the feathered serpent deity was borrowed from one of these two peoples and blended with other deities to provide the god Gukumatz that the K'iche' worshipped. Gukumuatz maya have had his origin in the Valley of Mexico, some scholars have equated the deity with the Aztec deity Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, who was also a creator god. Gukumatz may originally have been the same god as Tohil, the K'iche' sun god who also had attributes of the feathered serpent, but they later diverged and each deity came to have a separate priesthood.
Gukumatz was one of the gods who created world in the Popul Vuh, the K'iche' creation epic.
In Maya mythology Xibalba (pronounced /ʃɨˈbɒlbə/), roughly translated as "Place of fear", is the name of the underworld, ruled by Maya Death Gods and their helpers. In Yucatec it was known as Metnal. In the 16th-century Verapaz, the entrance to Xibalba was traditionally held to be a cave in the vicinity of Cobán, Guatemala. According to some of the K'iche' Maya presently living in the vicinity, the area is still associated with death. Cave systems in nearby Belize have also been referred to as the entrance to Xibalba.
Another physical incarnation of the road to Xibalba as viewed by the K'iche' is the dark rift which is visible in the Milky Way.
By the Maya mythological tradition, as documented in Colonial Yucatec accounts and reconstructed from Late Classic and Postclassic inscriptions, the deity Itzamna is frequently credited with bringing the knowledge of the calendar system to the ancestral Maya, along with writing in general and other foundational aspects of Maya culture
In Yucatec Maya mythology, Itzamna was the name of an upper god and creator deity thought to be residing in the sky. Little is known about him, but scattered references are present in early-colonial Spanish reports (relaciones) and dictionaries. Twentieth-century Lacandon lore includes tales about a creator god (Nohochakyum or Hachakyum) who may be a late successor to Itzamna. In the pre-Spanish period, Itzamna, represented by the aged god D, was frequently depicted in books and in ceramic scenes derived from such books. The Aztec deity corresponding to Itzamna is Tonacatecuhtli.
In Aztec mythology, Tonacatecuhtli ("lord of our sustenance") was a fertility god, who was worshipped for being the power (tecuhtli) that warmed the earth and made it fruitful. He organized the world into land and ocean at the creation of the world. Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl were the creators of the life, but he created them and the planet. He turned Chantico into a dog for violating a fast and eating paprika with roasted fish. His wife was Tonacacihuatl.
Originally posted by margaretr
reply to post by Jay-morris
I don't regard it as unhealthy to be aware.
I don't regard it as doom.
If and when those physical signs of the change manifest, it is good news.
Only those who fear change will be unable to cope.
Fleming noticed a petri dish containing Staphylococcus plate culture he had mistakenly left open, which was contaminated by blue-green mould, which had formed a visible growth. There was a halo of inhibited bacterial growth around the mould. Fleming concluded that the mould was releasing a substance that was repressing the growth and lysing the bacteria. He grew a pure culture and discovered that it was a Penicillium mould, now known to be Penicillium notatum. Charles Thom, an American specialist working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was the acknowledged expert, and Fleming referred the matter to him. Fleming coined the term "penicillin" to describe the filtrate of a broth culture of the Penicillium mould.
If it happens, and the world changes for the better, then that will be great, amazing! but history tells you, that these predictions never come true. And when 2012 comes and goes, people will look to another take, and put all their faith in that date.
Basically, it turns into a vicious circle, as you are always looking to the next prediction.