Talk:Maya calendar/Archives/2010/September

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' Haab'months: names in glyphs[1] in sequence
Name of
meaning No.
Name of
1 Pop 𝋠 mat 10 Yax 𝋠 green storm
2 Wo' 𝋠 black conjunction 11 Sak' 𝋠 white storm
3 Sip 𝋠 red conjunction 12 Keh 𝋠 red storm
4 Sotz' 𝋠 bat 13 Mak 𝋠 enclosed
5 Sek 𝋠 ? 14 K'ank'in 𝋠 yellow sun
6 Xul 𝋠 dog 15 Muwan' 𝋠 owl
7 Yaxk'in' 𝋠 new sun 16 Pax 𝋠 planting time
8 Mol 𝋠 water 17 K'ayab 𝋠 turtle
9 Ch'en 𝋠 black storm 18 Kumk'u 𝋠 granary
        19 Wayeb' 𝋠 five unlucky days

Please, give your opinion about this table. Close your doors, and hide below your beds, because we are in the Wayeb'.Japf (talk) 21:00, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

I will wait another week. After that I will post the table in the article.Japf (talk) 11:03, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Having the glyphs as well as the names and meanings would be better than the table that is there now, but the glyphs are poor. Senor Cuete (talk) 23:51, 5 April 2010 (UTC)Senor Cuete

They were made by myself. The white and black pictures were made from the Dresden codex, and many details had to be imagined because the quality was poor. The coloured pictures were taken from a picture from the commons and were very little. There are lots of better pictures but they are subjected to copyright. Japf (talk) 09:54, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Japf: You can download glyphs from the codices here: These are in the public domain and you can use them in the Haab' table. Senor Cuete (talk) 23:08, 9 April 2010 (UTC)Senor Cuete

Hello Senõr Cuete

I know that source, and in fact I tried to use it, but I only have identified 9 glyphs, because they are referred in the text. My lack of knowledge about Maya writing doesn't allow me to identify the symbols. If you can help me to search other glyphs in the plates, It would be great.

Until now, I found in plate LXV Cumhu (fig7), Pax (22) and kankin (63).

plate XLVIII: Ceh (44), Zac (48)

plate LXIV: Mac (4), Yax (12), Mol (50), Xul (56)

Japf (talk) 15:01, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but any identification of glyphs needs to be clearly based on a cited reliable source, no self-translations please. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 15:12, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

I only copied what's written in the present article. Japf (talk) 16:04, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Doh! Sorry, so I assume they are all from Kettunen and Helmke. Dougweller (talk) 17:27, 10 April 2010 (UTC)
Sotz' also spelt "Zotz", is an alternate name for Camazotz a bat-demon/god and apparently one of the Nine Lords of the Night, as mentioned in the section of the article. We should link it to his/its main article. (talk) 19:17, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. ^ Kettunen and Helmke (2005), pp.47–48