Aztec calendar

Hello Beleivers,

Again a strange coincidence, this was again in my list for today and that too when the Aztec calendar has just been in the discussion rings!

The Aztec calendar, is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.

The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52 year “century,” sometimes called the “calendar round.” The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.

Other marks on the stone showed the current world and also the worlds before this one. Each world was called a sun, and each sun had its own species of inhabitants. The Aztecs believed that they were in the fifth sun and like all of the suns before them they would also eventually perish due to their own imperfections. Every fifty two years was marked out because they believed that fifty two years was a life cycle and at the end of any given life cycle the gods could take away all that they have and destroy the world.240px-AztecCalendarMuseoAntropologia

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One comment on “Aztec calendar
  1. Teopiltzin says:

    come to cholqij.proboards102.com for discussion of the 260 day calendar.

    –teopiltzin

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