Posts Tagged ‘Long Count’

21st Dec, 2012 : The day before forever

July 15, 2008

So the world is going to end on 21st Dec, 2012. If not “end”, at least something cataclysmic is going to happen, and it will change the whole world. What that cataclysmic event could possibly be, is of course, open to imagination, and every ripe brain out there, has gleefully jumped on the bandwagon. There are books to be sold and money to made.

Lets first understand, what this brouhaha is all about.

21st December, 2012 is the date, when one of the Mayan calendars is coming to an end. The Mayans believed, that, prior to the current world, that they lived in – or we still live in – there existed, 4 preceding worlds, which were destroyed by some mythological cataclysmic events. The current world would, likewise come to an end, when the current cycle comes to an end and a new world would come into existence with the start of a whole new cycle. This cycle is the Long Calendar (also called Long Count), and it comes to an end, i.e. completes its cycle on 21st Dec, 2012.

Lets dive in, shall we.