1. ORIGINAL PARIS CODEX: pp.23-24. The sequence of
thirteen figures was misinterpreted by Severin (1981,) who identified
only Kan/Tzab as Taurus/Pleiades, and misread the other twelve,
misnaming several. The alternation from Band 1 to Band 2, confirmed
by Calderon, is shown by Mayans as a horizontal band with zig-zag lines
on both pages, above the lower row of pictographs.
2A. RECONSTRUCTION(cf. Harleston, Jr., Hugh, El Zodiaco Maya, Editorial
Diana, Mexico, D.F., 1991,'92, '93.) This drawing was traced over the
original Codex. Eroded figures were deduced by Calderon. Computer
scanner study (Harleston) confirmed missing Kutz (Scorpio) and Keh (Virgo), with a part of Pek (Aries) as the correct entering figure.
Numerical glyphs read from right to left, the reverse of other Codices,
as 28 days times 13 = 364-day stellar year. After 1,820 days the tables
repeat. See Table for sequences. Accuracy in 128 years is 365.2422
days (compared with NASA's 365.242199.days.) Calderon suggested
reversed tables were read in the dark with mirrors. Harleston
('91) suggested a laser depth measure of original (see arrows)
may find faint indentations to futher confirm Kutz and Keh.
A spectographic laser (non-destructive) could check paint mixtures
for traces of fireflies that may have made the Tables glow in the dark.
3. ZODIAC CIRCLE: (El Zodiaco Maya, op cit) shows celestial
circle with hours of Right Ascension and degrees from Vernal Equinox,
the sun today in Balam (Pisces.) Ten figures and/or glyphs were
identified at Teotihuacan. Positions of solstices and zenital crossings
(May 19 and July 25) appear for Teotihuacan. Equinoxes are shown
for 179 B.C. and 3,960 A.D., when vernal equinox sunrise will be
centered in Coz (Aquarius,) in which it will enter approximately 2,850 A.D.
Am is the black widow spider (Orion, with red nebula M-42 on its belly.)
Itzamna is the sea serpent, whose "eye" is red giant Antares, part of
which Greeks named "Scorpio." These two are not on the Zodiac (path of
earth's orbit around the sun.)