Happy New B’ak’tun

The world does not appear to have ended, though depending on your time zone it still has a few hours in which to get that done.

Of course, we’re making use of the Long Count thing in a game I’m playing in, because fantasy can deliver the things reality fails to follow through on. Since I’ve been pointing my fellow players at it, this seems as good a time as any to remind the world that I once wrote an article on Mesoamerican calendars for Strange Horizons. It’s been eight years since I really studied the topic, but as an introductory article goes I think it holds up pretty well. (Barbara Tedlock, one of the anthropologists I cite, actually e-mailed me to say she thought I had done an excellent job of summarizing the part about Mayan daykeepers — I’m still pretty proud of that.)

Anyway, happy new b’ak’tun to you all, and may the next sun bring good things and joy.

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  1. Marie Brennan

    Belatedly: glad you enjoyed it!

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