Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Mayan Calander

So what is everyone's fascination with the Mayan calendar. There are a lot of people that have this tattoo but do they really know the meaning behind it? Do they know how to read it? Maybe they do maybe they don't. I actually was able to read it a few years back but have since forgot what the symbols meant. The entire calendar is quite fascinating. The Maya calendar uses three different dating systems in parallel, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar). Of these, only the Haab has a direct relationship to the length of the year.

Check out this interactive calendar which explains each symbol.
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