Its Easter, and I have arisen from Gussenheimer's thesis.
Given my now very limited German, and my excitement with it, I will now start a review before moving on.
It's like savoring a really fine meal.
Gussenheimer ENTIRELY missed the significance of the Ah Musen Cab fragments,
as well as the attempted defacement of the glyphs on pg 21 in the Chilam Balam of Chumayel.
(I have this feeling that if Knorosov had of seen that page, they'd be able to read Mayan hieroglyphic quite well by now.
Some of the missing Chilam Balam manuscripts may have been lost or destroyed, contents of the Prussian State Library.)
Combined with "Chac Xib Chac", that means there will be plenty of work for future doctoral candidates on these texts.
4 Chilam Balam texts are now lost, and it is possible that some of them may have been stolen,
and may possibly turn up somewhere someday.
[The papers of Abbe de Bourbourg and particularly Le Plongeon may provide some leads on this.]
G. also did not have available paper types, including perhaps watermarks.
G'.'s map of manuscript locations needs to be improved to reflect these now missing manuscripts.
I really like G.'s use of brackets for other texts' original dates, with modern year and page number for edition.
I wish G. had used it consistently - bracket date first, followed by edition year. and page number.
I differ with G.in one very essential way -
see my gloss for the TITLE "Chilam Balam" in my essay "Going into the Water".
G. does get close on page 12.
THE Chilam Balam and his 4 aids are key here.
The 4 aids handled the 4 directions - "Ba Cab",
"Chil" is very very very roughly analogous to "Holy".
One family claiming the title "balam" makes sense in the Spanish colonial context.
(Perhaps the Theodora was first included to account for Spanish men marrying Yukatek women or taking them as mistresses.)
(It turns out its Dr. Angie, not Andy. In my gender neutral way, I'll continue with G.
It's not that I'm such an advanced man - its simply that "G." takes fewer keystrokes.)
Since the Katun "prophecies" were based on actually occurring events in earlier katuns,
perhaps historical materials can be recovered from them.
Those passages could serve as the basis for another thesis of text analysis,
in contrast to G.'s use of Chronicles for text analysis.
I differ with G. on this as well - its not the "Fire Ceremony",
its either the "New Fire Ceremony", or Fire-Walking Ceremony.
And this greatly differs from the ceremonies for the Sacrifice of the Heart, and the Seating of the Katun.
Quetzalcoatl is both a god's name and title in Toltec - see Malloy.
Its use in the Chilam Balam texts is diagnostic.
G. notes that most scholars propose two migrations of northern peoples into the Peten:
one at the fall of Teotihuacan,
another with the rise of the Toltec.
With the breaking of Mixtec hieroglyphic by Caso,
and the constantly improving reading of it,
those texts may soon be used as a check on the contents of the Chilam Balam texts,
both chronicles and katun prophecies.
There is also the continually improving reading of the Chol Mayan classical inscriptions.
(A GPR survey of Cholula to recover murals with toponyms or personal names there is a very high high priority.)
Then we have the erased glyphs on page 21 of the Chilam Balam of Chumayel,
which should key into the surviving codices.
Yes, understanding the role of Quetzalcoatl/Kulkulcan in the katun prophesies is very essential to the gestalt.
And to their timing, and the correlation problems.
[I think I've mentioned many times before here that all in all I'd rather be troweling through tsunami debris on Crete.
Its a beautiful sunny day, and here I am struggling through a thesis in German.
But determining where impacts occurred, and exactly when,
is vital to working out the orbital mechanics of both previous and possibly potential impactors.
There are many lives at stake, so onward.
You know, I did not sign up to be a martyr.
I a simply working as hard as I now can on a very serious hazard that most people either do not know, do not think, or deny exists, even after Chelyabinsk.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/17/nasa- ... -asteroid/
Also in the news, a story in which some people who do not know the mechanics of impact tsunami's share their ignorance,
and a story about "moisture" killing off the mammoth.]