Saturday, November 11, 2006

another confusing calendar bit: 4 Ollin vs 4 Ahau

Okay, the centerpiece of the Aztec sun stone (Calendar stone) is 4 Ollin (earthquake/movement) which corresponds to 4 Caban in the Tzolkin. In 2012, 4 Ollin/Caban is July 31, which is in the Long Count. The 13th Baktun is 4 Ahau, on 12-21.
I mean, a difference of 5 months, when calculated by hand from the past, isn't that big of a deal. If the 13th Baktun started on 4 Ollin (or the 12th ended on 4 Ollin) that would be different.

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