A week ago, the 2012 apocalypse predictions received some new fuel for the fire when Mexico’s archaeology institute acknowledged that new references to the infamous December 21, 2012 date that has inspired so many theories were found in Mayan inscription in Mexico. Besides the acknowledgement, there was no more information released immediately as the institute cited a need for the inscriptions to be studied further. Today, Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia became the first expert to weigh in on the new findings.
Gronemeyer has put in plenty of time with the stone tablet that has created the latest 2012 buzz. The stone tablet was discovered four years ago at Tortuguero in the Mexican state of Tabasco. The fact that Mexican authorities had continued to refuse to acknowledge it was only fueling the speculation, but now, Gronemeyer has come forward presenting his interpretation of the hieroglyphs found on the tablet. According to him, the inscription foretells the return of a Mayan god called Bolon Yokte at the end of the thirteenth period of 400 years. This comes out to the magical date of December 21, 2012 if you do the math. The Mayans held a fascination with the number 13, and that is why the date has so much emphasis in Mayan lore. The tablet says that the return of this Mayan god on December 21, 2012 is the heralding of a new era. For Mayans, the return of this god was a fantastic event, so fantastic in fact that the people at Tortuguero already felt the need to start preparing the land for his return 1300 years before there prophecies expected it to happen. The big day on December 21, 2012 was never meant to be an apocalypse or the end of the world in Mayan lore. It was to be the beginning of a new era. This is probably why the calendar stopped on this date. The Mayans probably believed that after this date came it would be the perfect time to start a new calendar.