"There is no prophecy for 2012. It is a marketing fallacy," Erik Velasquez, etchings specialist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told Reuters.
Mexico's National Institute for Anthropological History has also tried to counter speculation that the Mayans predicted a catastrophic event for 2012.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I found an interesting pattern on this source.... please consider this ....
Preface: I am aware that the concept of an apocalyptic association with the Mayan calendar is a notion superimposed on the calendar by western believers in a generalized upcoming earth-shattering event (metaphorically or otherwise.) It was never an explicit construct within Mayan mythos. Western media has made good use of the ease with which such things can be sensationalized.
To the point:
The article used for the source of this OP is legitimate... but used all too frequently I am afraid, as the message is being very nearly proselytized by repetition .....
Published On Thu Dec 01 2011
Mayan tablet decoding rules out 2012 apocalypse
Originally posted by avwood
There was a thread on here yesterday I believe that had the same/similar article. Someone who replied to that thread pointed out that MANY of these "Mayan calendar does not predict end of days" articles come from the same source (can't remember the authors name, but it was from AP (associated press) and that it was the same regurgitated bs floating around since 2009. Therefore, this has no credibility with me (not that the 2012 stuff does either)
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
reply to post by satron
I would like to point out that there is no one "Mayan Calendar." There were a number of calendars. The three most important were the Haab, the Tzolkin, and the Long Count. The Haab was a 365-day calendar used for planting that was based on the Earth's orbit around the Sun. The Tzolkin was a 260-day calendar that was used to determine the date for rituals and ceremonies. Together these created the Calendar Round. The Long Count, which is where the 2012 date comes from, is merely a count of days from a mythical creation date; usually August 11, 3114 BCE. However, there are Long Counts that extend to long before this date, just as there are Long Counts that extend far beyond the December 21, 2012 date.
Originally posted by GmoS719
I have to admit, When the whole 2012 hype spread around I bought into it.
Then I started to do my own research.
I've came to the same conclusion.
It's all about profit.