Friday, April 1, 2011
With 2012 coming, I decided to read some Mayan-related things and not just because I have a Mayan calender hanging up. The Popol Vuh gives us a glimpse of a society of people who mingled with their gods, some serpent-like and others with bat wings. Most writings (perhaps all, as the Popol Vuh was a retelling, I believe) were destroyed by missionaries. Some stories mirror the bible like eating from a forbidden tree (which we all know what that really is), parting the seas, immaculate conception, etc. Many of these same stories also appear in ancient Egypt. I used Reptilian beings in my book due to my Sumerian interests and info from Chariots of the Gods.