the Mayans said the cycle started 5,125 years ago and will end in global catastrophe in December 2012. Or did they? I have never seen the evidence, only reams and reams of complicated (where is my arse so I can disappear up it?) unsupportable gobbledygook and esoteric prattle ...
... Personally, I think the end of the world is on January 27th 2013 because the Mayans had a different letter system to the later western model. To them 'J' was our ‘F’ and so on, except, strangely, for the letter ‘U’ which corresponds in both cultures, although many scholars assert that the Mayan ‘U’ also corresponds with the modern ‘K’.
Therefore, the Mayan name for the first month of the Gregorian year, set out here in brackets, was J (F), A (U), N (C), U (K) A (E) R (D). The Mayan ‘Y’ was often used as an indication that a question was being asked and this is the origin of the extended-form English word ‘why’ which is, itself, widely followed by a question mark.
The Mayan number system also related to a corresponding letter. In this case the numbers 2 and 7 become ‘Y’ and ‘E’. The ‘T’ relates to our letter ‘S’ while the ‘H’ was used by the Mayans to indicate emphasis or exclamation as in our ‘!’. The year 2013 was the end of the Mayan Long Count in my interpretation after decades of research at the Toytown Public Library, and so 2013 had the connotation in Mayan culture of completion or completely.
In this way it can be clearly seen that January 27th 2013 in the Gregorian calendar can be simply translated into the Mayan as: ‘Fucked? Yes! Completely.’
I rest my case.
So chill out, we’ve got a few weeks left yet.