Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mythical Mayan Underground Found (or so they think)


Archaeologists again think they have found the mythical underground passage to Xibalba, the Mayan equivalent of a legendary underground city, imhabited by superheroes and Gods. Xibalba is supposedly the place they vanished into when their civilization came to an abrupt end around the Middle Ages.
Let's see. What they found is a bunch of caves, submerged or not, some temples, some offerings, some bones. And of course the find is not the only one of it's kind, since the Yucatan peninsula is filled with enormous cave systems and Mayan remnants of worship.
The Xibalba myth is similar to the Acheron ancient Greek Myth, the Greek Underworld where Hades, the god of the dead lived along with heroes and demigods. But the myths have similarities of passage as well, complete with paranormal guard-dog, Indiana Jones - type obstacles and more.
The question here is this: Why did those people locate their mythical entrances on sites so easily explored, and clearly not leading anywhere? It's not that the ancients where not good explorers or easily intimidated by hardship, as proven by their presence in the remotest and most desolate of locations.
Was it that they dared not venture in a place clearly marked as sacred? Did they blindly believe their own myths? Or was it something else entirely?
Could it be that the caves where "open" only under certain circumstances, or on specific dates?
If such a thing as a portal to somewhere else exists, and is influenced - as ancient traditions state - by earth currents and proximity to water, would it be eternal?
The portals (known as Einstein-Rosen bridges in physics) if they where ever there, seem to have been long gone from these places, leaving only the meagre offerings of the people. And if they are gone from there, they must be relocated somewhere else, mustn't they?
How close to home could they be? And would we know?

7 comments:

ViølatoR said...

This was an interesting find. I think they said something about there being a pit of scorpions in the cave (according to legend) which fits with Scorpio and the galactic center (Xibalba). But anyways, the whole 'portal to another real' idea really intrigues me. I had recently read a thread on a message board about a 'magic mountain' in Germany where tales of lost time, transported people, dwarves and a great king awaiting ragnorock have persisted for hundreds of years in the nearby villages and towns. I'm reminded of the stargate doorway in Peru, and how the caves there had been used to survive a conflageration in the past, but are now locked up by the military.

Illuminatus said...

It seems the whole idea of caverns as portals is really all over the world, ancient and new.. I am as intrigued as you are by everything underground, especially when it is accompanied by legend and lore. I was fortunate enough to follow the lore and events of such a place (Pendeli mountain, Attiki, Greece) and many years later I can tell you that it did not demistyfy the whole idea. On teh contrary, it strengthened my feeling that there is more to "reality" than meets the eye. Also my earlier post on the tunnel in Slovakia points to something really interesting, if they can find it again, that is..

Anonymous said...

Surely an event sent (or would send) them hiding underground in caves, to survive the event occurring above ground. They needed water, shelter and food. So they dug, or found caves near underground water. Deep caves sheltered extreme heat/cold temperatures above ground. As for food...well, use your imagination. IMHO without evidence to back my opinion.

Illuminatus said...

Simple enough explanation minus the known mystery: Where did the millions of Mayans go after their disappearance around 900 abandoning Tical and other cities completely? The legend says they went into the caves, but.. you see my drift here. Cheers

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