Nearly all the monuments of Yucatan bear evidence that the Mayas had a predilection for number seven. Since we find that their artificial mounds were composed of seven superposed platforms; that the city of Uxmal contained seven of these mounds; that the north side of the palace of King Can was adorned with seven turrets; that the entwined serpents, his totem, which adorn the east facade of the west wing of this building, have seven rattles; that the head-dress of kings and queens were adorned with seven blue feathers; in a word, that the number seven prevails in all places and in everything where Maya influence has predominated.
It is a fact, and one that may not be altogether devoid of significance, that this number seven seems to have been the mystic number of many of the nations of antiquity. It has even reached our times as such, being used as symbol by several of the secret societies existing among us.
Just like us, the Mayans were also growing in number and they needed much space to occupy everyone. Yes, they did live harmoniously with the environment. They always pray to their “gods” for bountiful harvests and they respect all kinds of life here on Earth. But, when the call for progress was unavoidable, they resorted to things like deforestation. Not only they needed more space for their ever-growing population but they also needed progress.
When the year 2012 reared its head almost two years ago, everybody was in awed anticipation. Is the end of the world really at hand? Blame it on the so-called “Doomsday Mayan Prediction”. For sure, everybody still remembers that, right? According to a Mayan calendar, the end of the world will be on December 21, 2012. Now, I […]
The Mayans were a civilization filled with superstitious beliefs. The most notable of all, even today, is the link of the Mayans with extra-terrestrial beings. If one reads books by Erich Von Daniken, especially “The Chariots of the Gods,” then she can clearly understand that there is an indirect link to Mayans and aliens from […]
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our site. Mayan Originals explores the beauty and mystique of the ancient Maya, one of the great civilizations of the ancient world. Unfortunately, early Christian missionaries destroyed many of the sacred books and advanced knowledge of the Maya. What we have left are the culture of their modern day […]