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BIRTHPLACE OF THE SACRED 260-DAY MAYA CALENDAR 15 degrees North Latitude. Stelae Photos: Garth Norman UNCIRCLED NUMBERS = 13 MONTHS Sept. 21=New Year CIRCLED NUMBERS = IZAPA STELAE LOCATIONS This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 7-1-1.jpg

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Izapa Stelae Plazas-West sides-1965-2018 Photos            Izapa Stelae Plazas-South sides-1965-2018 Photos         Izapa Stelae Plazas-East sides-1965-2018 Photos           Izapa Stelae Plazas-North sides-1965-2018 Photos

1966 Earliest & Least Weathered NWAF Photo of Izapa Stela 5 “Tree of Life” Chiastic Carving. (Photo: Andersen & Norman-1965). Stela 5 aligns to August 13 Zenith passage, the beginning of the Maya 260-Day Sacred Creation Count that culminates on April 30.

Stela 5 = Popol Vuh (Book of the People-Recinos 1950:79-80) Two figures on Left & Right of Tree: “the Creator & the Maker, the Mother & the Father of Life, of all created things”. The Popol Vuh’s Ancestral family (6) seated on the base panel are: L-R = Mother, Father, 2 sons with backs to tree, + 2 sons at right. Right sideThe grain headdress of the 1st person under the umbrella represents an Egyptian Grain God named NEPRI. [1].

Stela 5 Tree=Maya Five World Ages (Norman 2015: 182).

Maya Five World Ages History Tree Trunk begins at 3120 BCE up to 2012 CE (top left line)=5200 years of Izapan-Mayan world history (see picture below). 2/3 up left of tree, a man is figuratively reborn from the tree, into the heavenly Tamoanchan paradise at the start of the 13th Baktun–Winter solstice 2012 AD. The 12 Tree Roots represent Ancestors in Mayan cosmology.

(Olmec: 1500 BC, Izapan: 500 BC-400 AD)

[1] https://www.ancient.eu/article/885/egyptian-gods—the-complete-list/)



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