Kukulcan, Hanuman and the Stars
When the Toltec people moved to Chichen Itza (on the Yucatan Peninsula of Central America, circa 1,000 A.D.) they merged their own zenith cosmology with the Mayan system, and the result was the Pyramid of Kukulcan. This has been designed so that every year, on Spring Equinox, the afternoon sun causes a shadow play so that it appears that a huge serpent is descending from the sky, down the pyramid. However, John Major Jenkins shows that the pyramid is much more than an equinox indicator. It is a precessional clock with its alarm set for the twenty-first century. …
Jenkins says that Kukulcan, (Meshia to the Mayans, Quetzalcoatl to the Aztecs), was the symbol of a sun-Pleiades-zenith conjunction. Exactly 60 days after the Spring Equinox (in March), on May 20, the zenith passage of the sun (and of the pleiades) takes place over Chichen Itza. (This Zenith alignment of the Pleiades to the Pyramid at Chichen Itza only happens once every 72 years.)
The (Mesoamerican ) Crotalus rattlesnake … has a marking on it which is identical to the Solar ‘Ahau’ glyph of the Maya, and its rattle was called ‘tzab’, which is the same word used for the Pleiades star cluster (identifying the tail of the snake with that constellation). Quetzalcoatl was depicted as a feathered serpent, and the ancient Egyptians depicted the sun the same way. (Beyond 2012 – The Toltec pyramid of Kukulcan; a precessional alarm clock. And see Maya Cosmogenesis, 2012, by John Major Jenkins)
In Toltec tradition, they came “from the west” to occupy Chichen Itza. Their immediate migration was from Mexico City, which is west of the Yucatan Peninsula, but the reference may be to more ancient roots in the Pacific.
From the following article by Richard Cassaro, May 14th, 2012, it is obvious that the Mayans/Toltecs were part of a culture that had widespread influence. It demonstrates that the Mayan and Balinese cultures were from a single source in spite of being on opposite sides of the Pacific (Central America and Indonesia) .
Cassaro says of the Mayans and Balinese, “The mysterious and unexplained similarities in their architecture, iconography, and religion are so striking and profound that (they) seem to have been twin civilizations—as if children of the same parent.” Among the many similarities between the Toltecs and and the Balinese, both built a step pyramid of similar design complete with the descending serpent stairway. Both cultures also depict a fearsome god in exactly the same pose holding a club.
This is the ‘howling monkey god’ of the Mayans: their god of the arts and music, and of sculptors and scribes: the repository of civilization. Also the Hindu monkey-god, Hanuman, from India can be seen in a very similar pose. And below is an image of him carrying the club in his one hand while holding a pyramidal rock on the palm of his other hand.
This pyramidal object takes us back to the worldwide pre-sanskrit culture, which used such pyramidal objects (and see the Pyramid of the Eye). The few of these pre-sanskrit pyramids that have been found (one?) has/have a star-cluster depicted in their base along with some pre-sanskrit writing said to mean, “The son of the creator comes from here.” That is said to be the translation of Professor Kurt Schildmann, President of the German Linguistic Association and fluent in over forty languages. The artifact that Klaus Dona analyzes was found, not by him but he says, “in 1984 while gold digging in Ecuador in an underground tunnel system with other 350 artifacts which do not really fit any known and existing South American pre-Columbian culture.”
Klaus believes the star-dots on the pyramid’s base depict Orion. This is likely true, but the dots on the object don’t align accurately to the stars in the belt and dagger of the constellation. Another object, found at the same site as the pyramid, may be used as a key since it definitely includes Orion and would depict the stars in the same way as the pyramid object. It depicts the Winter Triangle (Procyon, Betelgeuse, and Sirius), and including both the constellations Orion and Canis Major. Using it as a key leads to the conclusion that the pyramid most likely depicts Orion’s belt and dagger. This second artifact is of interest in its own right, as it expands on the story. It includes two carved figures – can we say gods? – gazing at the heavens. They stand on a panel that presumably depicts what they are looking at. One of them is slightly larger than the other, possibly indicating a male and a female couple. The smaller of the two has the Pleaides (the 7 sisters or fates) at its left hand. The larger has The other artifact, a cup, is part of a set of cups which has some remarkable attributes. But our focus here is that the cup depicts the same star chart as the first object. Based on these two artifacts, it seems that the pyramid does depict Orion.
I had to consider the Pleiades, since the Mayans regard the Pleiades as the source of material reality and power – but the dots don’t fit. I ended up concluding that they could depict either the belt “and dagger” of Orion or the body of the dog, Canis Major (omitting Sirius).
The pyramidal rock held by Hanuman seems to represent the kingdom as an archetype of civilization (judging just by other similar images I found on the net). It is as though Hanuman holds the power of the kingdom – the civilized world – in his hand. This is generally consistent with the Mayan concept already mentioned in which material reality and power come from the Pleiades to the earth through their pyramid.
But returning to the handheld pyramid: By extension, and judging by what appear to be extremely ancient petroglyphs, this object may have been used to extend rulership through a psychic power drawn from a aerial sun-like entity. This use of the pyramidal object seems to be depicted in this petroglyph as well where the whole rock depicts a seated figure (with two eyes inlaid at the top) holding a pyramid object. If these things be true, it appears this pyramidal object is also depicted in what could be called power-figure petroglyphs found in several places around the world. These portray a giant figure with antennae holding a spiral in one had and a pine tree shaped object in the other (See my discussion of this, why the figure also holds the spiral, and what it may have to do with the present, here).
Hanuman in sanskrit means, “having a large jaw,” which phrase could just as easily describe the Mayan and Balinese gods depicted. All three of these cultures also depicted yogic practices as well as the third eye in the forehead. Perhaps the holding of the hands, palms together with the fingers pointing up, is intended to replicate the pyramidal power described above.
The mythical Hanuman was born of a monkey and a celestial being. He is written about in the Ramayana (ascribed to India’s first poet) and the Mahabarata. The Ramayana is considered by some to be older than the Mahabarata, and thought to be from the second of the four eons of Hindu chronology, although opinions vary. The Vedas predate it.
Hanuman is an important character in the Ramayana. He is a vanara, or ape-like humanoid, a member of the shape-shifting “monkey” kingdom of Kishkindha. He is portrayed as the eleventh avatar of the god Shiva (He is also called Rudra) and an ideal bhakta (devotee) of Rama. He is born as the son of Kesari, a vanara king, and the Goddess Anjana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramayana).
After vanara were created by the gods at the instruction of Brahma, to be warriors for them, the vanara began to organize into armies and spread across the forests of the west-central part of the Indian sub-continent, although some, including Vali (also known as Bali – the namesake of the Indonesian island – and in Indonesian known as Subali), Sugriva, and Hanuman, stayed near mount Riskshavat. Bali was a king of the monkey kingdom, Kishkindha, and a son of Indra, and the elder brother of Sugriva.
So the island of Bali is connected to Chichen-Itza, not only by the architectural tradition represented by their pyramid temples, but by their monkey-gods as well.
The Ramayanah in describing this “genetic experiment” reminds one of Genesis 6:4 in the Bible, and of Enoch, chapter 7, which taken together depict an angelic leader persuading a celestial company to descend to earth, take women, and sire offspring – the giants, or mighty men of old. While it is probably not be the same event, it is certainly the same type of event.
Here is a picture of Vali showing a beard looking like the jaw-teeth in the Mayan depiction.
Another legendary figure of the ancient world who was typically depicted with a club is the Greek hero Herakles (Hercules to the Romans). The name Herakles may be the prototype from which the word hero derives. This was a class of beings exalted above typical mortals, but who by exceptional prowess stood in a strata between the gods and men. … sort of like Bali and Hanuman. Herakles could have been a species like vanara.
Like Kukulcan and Hanuman, the images in the following link were clearly part of the lexicon of ancient cultures in every part of the world. They depict, I believe, the “pillars of Hercules”; but also Mercury, Nimrod, and Astarte. Nimrod and Astarte traveled the world as messengers of the gods, spreading their occult magic to all peoples.
The figure in the middle of these ancient images is a god or goddess; often winged, and at least once depicted with the legs of a four footed beast, not a human. It is a fertility figure, and at least once is depicted giving birth. It holds variously a pair of pillars, staves, “wheat”, serpents, dragons, beasts, and humans – all pretty much expressing the same thing; that it controls the powers of this world in order to bring forth bounty.
Then the link goes on to show gnostic medieval depictions of the same, which shed interesting light on the subject and how Masonry and Illuminism seek to carry it forward and bring back the powers it represents.
According to Luis B. Vega, the imagery of the Phoenix Bird descending the stairs at the Chichen Itza pyramid is similar to Venus. In ancient & current world cults, Planet Venus is the Phoenix.
On May 20, 2012, the Annular Solar Eclipse marked a conjunction between the Sun-Moon-Pleiades. A 2nd Solar Eclipse occurs on Nov 13, 2012 that marks a conjunction between the Sun-Moon-Serpens. These two Solar Eclipses in 2012 physically represent on a smaller scale the gigantic Galactic (Milky Way) Serpent, Orobulos. The May 20 Annular Eclipse is the ‘beginning’ one –having the first association with the ‘Serpent’ Phoenix with Venus. The ‘end’ one, a Total Solar Eclipse will be associated with another ‘serpent’ in Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus happens to be now the new 13th Zodiac sign. To the occult, it is now associated with the coming of the Anti-Christ, perhaps by the events leading up to the Winter Solstice on Dec 21, 2012. See the ‘Age to Come’ study (here) The luciferians see these 2 Solar Eclipses as a pronouncement of the Anti-Christ nonetheless; a sort of esoteric Alpha & Omega for the announcement of the Anti-Christ coming signature to be accompanied by ‘signs & wonders’.