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Nothing. Or, more accurately, about as much as happens to us when one of our centuries ends - people worry about banking software crashing (aside: the ancient Mayans did not have banking software), and then nothing happens. David Stuart, a Maya researcher, explains it on his blog: Baktuns and more Baktuns: This upcoming 13.0.0.0.0 date is a repetition of ...


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Firstly, the idea that Quetzalcoatl is, in fact, Jesus Christ, is not official LDS Church doctrine, and neither does the comparison feature particularly critically in the faith of the typical Mormon, as I understand it. It's apologia, not dogma. Which isn't to say the idea can be dismissed there. It seems to be a reasonably popular position in Mormon ...


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Alas, no, they do not happen around the same time. The time difference is about 1350 years. The corresponding footnote in the source for the Toltec version states that Anytime a number is in front of a name such as 8 Tochtli, the number refers to the day and the month and is correlated with a year. The date in which the sun stood stilt [sic] corresponds ...


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As much as we might want it to be, as it stands, there is no evidence that this is a traditional story from any culture, Mesoamerican or otherwise. This appears to be the work of author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, who is a member of the Haida people of the Pacific Northwest. In his book Flight of the Hummingbird, (PDF here), Yahgulanaas tells a story of a ...


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