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What do the Mayans believe about 2012?

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May 31, 2012 12:22AM

Most modern day Mayans are either ambivalent, feel that earth changes might occur if humans don't take more care of our planet, or feel a new age is about to commence.

There is no concrete evidence of what the ancient Mayans thought would occur at the end of their Long Count calendar in December 2012. But they did leave us a book, the Popol Vuh, which describes what happened at the end of their previous ages (aka Suns) - the gods wiped out all humans via natural disasters and replaced them with a new and improved model.

The Aztecs, who inherited much from the Maya, believed that the end of this Sun would be due to an earthquake, as depicted on their Sun Stone.