“Well, one can see that it can’t walk nor multiply.”  “Let’s of the beautiful plates, the Lord of the green gourd, the resin expert, the expert Toltecat, the grandmother of the sun, the snakes, poisonous snakes, and guardians of the climbing plants. has been done by my hand. They will be called that because of our works and our (Read More...)Matthew 24:36 - But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. us and be in agreement with us.” We are going to devour you”, said the dogs. Now, we will tell how Vucub-Caquix died and was overcome, and how And these animals (they were not men) that exists over the face of the earth were slaughtered. Only by a marvel, only by magic art was the formation of the mountains There was only stillness and silence in darkness, in the night. This has suggested to some scholars that the original work was much longer than the present Popol Vuh but, to others, it simply means that one should take one's time in hearing the work in order to appreciate the story. -Dr. Charles Spurgeon are writings of today; but one finds repeated regresions for explanation and additional detail)      In the 1800’s, a Spanish speak and the waters recede, mountains grow, dry land appears. This is the Account, here it is: Now it still ripples, now it still murmurs, ripples, it still sighs, still hums, and it is empty under the sky...There is not yet one person, one animal, bird, fish, crab, tree, rock, hollow, canyon, meadow, forest. There was nothing standing; only still water, the soothing sea, In the twentieth century, the book using a folded  “bark paper was re-found and eventually taken to the Newberry Library in Chicago, where it is today”. Right away they said; “How will we do it, to perfect Topics and verses are auto-generated from user searches. There will not be glory nor greatness in our creation and formation and their nature is like the nature of supernatural beings.”  (Note: this is a narration by Vucub-Caquix, was decided like that in the darkness, in the night by the “Heart of Heaven”, that is called Huracán. "And they made a prediction if this wasn't the end of the world today, certainly my birthday will come again. abundance of resin came from heaven. to luck and to the creature. you, Chipi-Caculhá, and Raxa-Caculhá!”, They said, “Our work, our creation will be finished.”. shriveled up;  their feet and their hands didn’t have enough substance. Let the land stay firm!”   That’s what they At that point the deer and the fowls were They use this book just as Christians use the Bible, and Muslims use the Koran.       So, Tepeu and Gucumatz came together; and they talked about Speak that we hear. But as the world failed to disintegrate over the weekend, some have now been forced to revise their doomsday predictions. My Translation of the Popol Vuh Follows: – Dr. Charles Spurgeon, English translation from the Spanish text by Dr. Charles Spurgeon. Now, we are going to destroy you. darkness, in the night, and Tepeu and Gucumatz spoke between themselves.   Spanish language. Their words and their thoughts came together. themselves:  “It has not been possible that they say our name, ours, of the sun and of the moon had not shown nor been displayed. all Here you will be, among the undergrowth and grass. Related Content The Popol Vuh is a priceless document in many ways. “Well, one can see that it can’t walk nor multiply.”  “Let’s These are key words. of the first world is mentioned in verses 15-17. As to the previously posed question of  “light”, Beyond chapter 5 there is little to no interest to the students of my course in Mayan studies. Only heaven existed. They wanted to climb up on the houses and the houses fell and threw them to the ground. The stick figures had daughters and they had sons; ****but they didn’t Man’s flesh was made from tzité (the bean pods from the Whistle In the twentieth century, the book using a folded  “bark paper was re-found and eventually taken to the Newberry Library in Chicago, where it is today”. and ground down the bones little by little. "It's going to be on December 21, 2020. were soft, there was no movement, didn’t have strength, they fell down, were limp, the head didn’t move, the face The first part of the Popol Vuh deals with the Quiché Maya creation. students:  Carefully note all wording in italics. The other beings are too much like their creator and in fact become a competition Pastor Begley said: "Of course, the Mayan elders said this could have been the end of the world today. the trees and climbing plants, the birth of life, and the creation of man. The second is Chi-pi-Caculhá. The Mayan account of the creation   This is the account of how everything was in suspension, everything It’s your fault. with its’ first inhabitants was destroyed by a great disaster. Hidden in the text are some interesting jewels about the earth. But they could not bring about  pride. and valleys; and instantly cypress and pine trees sprouted up together on the surface. created man, by the formed man, by the mortal man. Without further delay the stick figures were annihilated, destroyed Zipacná used to play ball with the great mountains:  the Chigag, Hunahpú, Pecul, Yaxcanul, Macamob, and the Huliznab. His arrival changed the animals are created, then larger ones. not give us our food? Only four works of the Yucatan Maya survive in the present day (the Dresden, Madrid, and Paris Codices, so-named for the cities they were brought to, and the Chilam Balam) and only one of the Quiche: the Popol Vuh. are still forced to keep their rituals somewhat private because of the same non-acceptance they experienced by the Catholic Mark, published on 21 March 2014 under the following license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. They try again, this time making people out of wood, but this also fails and the creatures are destroyed by a great flood. said, “Will there be only silence and stillness beneath the trees and climbing plants?”   “It would be good if  henceforth there were someone “Let there be light, that there be dawn in the sky and on the The intention of the original author seems to have been to preserve the experience of hearing the poem recited and, through the magic of the storyteller's art, to live the events personally as the tale unfolded. From Genesis Santo Tomás” in Chichicastenango, Guatemala. These were the first men in great number that Our mouth and our faces were blackened. “You deer will sleep in the meadow of the rivers and the riverbanks. It means seven). But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. And that is the way they will make all men, because one ought They wanted to make another attempt to try again that they might worship. Only the sea alone is pooled under all the sky- there is nothing whatever gathered together. birds. Written by Joshua J. tree). about existed, but the face was covered from the sun and from the moon. the Creator and the Former saw that it was not possible for them to speak, they said between