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An Overview of Mayan Astrology

Updated on January 27, 2013
Mayan Calendar
Mayan Calendar
Mayan Regions, Spread across Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Yucatan Peninsula
Mayan Regions, Spread across Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Yucatan Peninsula

Who are Mayans ?

Mayans were a collective group of people from Central America, came from various places and spoke many different languages. The Mayan circle included the current day parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Often symbolised with Pyramids, temples and artisitic stone sculptures, Mayans were most advanced in Astronomy and Mathematics. Though they were not able to flourish due to natural incalamities but there are still a few Mayans who live today in Mexico and Guatemala.

Fascinating Mayan Beliefs

  • Mayan Mythology consisted of hundreds of Gods, and each God were related to four different personalities, which reflected the four directions: North, South, East, West.
  • Mayans believed that hell had 9 layers ruled by demon Gods and Heaven had 13 layers.
  • Temples were always built on top of mountains or pyramids, so that they can be closer to heaven.

Popular Mayan Gods

  • Itzamna: The creator God.

  • Ah Puch: The God of death, collector of Soul.

  • Chac: The Rain God

  • Kinich-Ahau: The Sun God.

  • Pauahutun: God of Thunder and Wind

  • Ek Chuah: God of war.

  • IxChel: Godess of the Moon

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Wide Spread Misbelief

The huge rumor that got spread like a fire in the Jungle was that, acording to Mayan astrology the world would end after 2012.

The reason for this belief was, the Mayan calendar didn't had dates after December 31st 2012. But that didn't signify the end of the world, and niether Mayans ever believed that.

The only reason why there were no dates in Mayan calendar, past 2012, was that the Mayan calendar is divided into cycles of 5125 years each. And the first cycle ended with completion of 2012.

Mayan Astro Signs
Mayan Astro Signs | Source

Mayan Atrology

Mayan Astrology is one the most advanced Astrology and follows 20 days signs.

  1. Crocodile
  2. Wind
  3. House
  4. Lizard
  5. Serpent
  6. Death
  7. Deer
  8. Rabbit
  9. Water
  10. Dog
  11. Monkey
  12. Grass
  13. Reed
  14. Ocelot
  15. Eagle
  16. Vulture
  17. Earthquake
  18. Knife
  19. Rain
  20. Flower

Just try out the Mayan prediction in the site listed to the left and you will be surprised to read how accurately it depicts your character traits.

Mayan World - A Sneak Peak

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks Rose ! You will be amazed to see how the predictions go so close to you personal traits, surely try it out :)

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks Deb ! hope to get on with part 2 soon :) ..Have a great day !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and useful. Thanks for this interesting and informative hub. Will look into the Mayan astrology. Passing this on.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Part 2 sounds great please do...

      have a great evening

      Debbie

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks Deb ! I see you have a great insight to this topic, I woul love to see what you have to share, may be a Mayan part 2 hub ? :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      hello Mr. Veg.. this is very interesting and fascinating work here.

      I love watching this on history channel..

      I have tried to learn as much as possible.

      I would love to go and explore all around the Mayans in Mexico and Central America.

      I watched this special the other night about possibly the Mayans actually lived up here in America around Georgia and Florida too.. Fascinating.. great hub

      sharing and voting up

      Debbie