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Franz Gnaedinger

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Re: Ariadne's thread
Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:31 AM
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Chavin, early Peru, multiple animal calendar
(concise version))

A beautiful and impressive Chavin exhibition in
the Rietberg Museum Zurich allows me to reconstruct
a multiple animal calendar of early Peru. The basic
period of the condor calendar was 26 days (large and
elaborate gold crown from Kuntur Wasi, Condor's Nest),
the one of the jaguar calendar 30 days (smaller and
simpler but heavier gold crown from Kuntur Wasi),
the one of the Zarpan spider 36 days (gold crown from
Zarpan), the one of the Sipan spider 45 days (gold
rattle from Sipan), and the one of the snake from Sipan
(also encoded on the gold rattle) 137 days, the sum of
26 and 30 and 36 and 45 days.

26 days of the condor
30 days of the jaguar
36 days of the Zarpan spider
45 days of the Sipan spider

137 days of the snake (sum of 26 30 36 45)

1 condor (string) for 26 days
7 condors for half a year (182 days)
14 condors 1 knot for a regular year (365 days)
14 condors 2 knots for a leap year (366 days£)
92 condors for 81 moons (2392 days)
(mistake four hours in fifty years)

1 jaguar (string) for 30 days
6 jaguars 2 knots for half a year (182 days)
12 jaguars 5 knots for a regular year (365 days)
12 jaguars 6 knots for a leap year (366 days)
63 jaguars for 64 moons (1890 days)
(mistake half a day in a lifetime)

1 Zarpan spider (string) for 36 days
3 Zarpan spiders 2 knots for half a year (182 days)
6 Zarpan spiders 5 knots for a regular year (365 days)
6 Zarpan spiders 6 knots for a leap year (366 days)
105 Zarpan spiders for 128 moons (3,780 dfays)
(mistake half a day in a lifetime)

1 Sipan spider (string) for 45 days
4 Sipan spiders 2 knots for half a year (182 days)
8 Sipan spiders 5 knots for a regular year (365 days)
8 Sipan spiders 6 knots for a leap year (366 days)
21 Sipan spiders for 32 moons (945 days)
(mistake half a day in a lifetime)

1 snake (string) for 137 days
8 snakes for 3 years (1096 days)
32 snakes minus 1 knot for 12 years (4383 days)
97 snakes for 450 moons (13,289 days)

3 regular years of 365 days plus one leap year of 366
days are 1461 days
12 years are 3 times 1461 days or 4,383 days
32 times 137 days minus 1 day are 4,383 days
12 tropical years are 4,382.90... days
(mistake of the Sipan value one day in 128 years)

30 29 30 29 30 29 30 ... days for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... moons
15 and 17 moons are 443 and 502 days respectively
17 15 17 15 17 moons are 502 945 1447 1890 2392
days for 17 32 49 64 81 moons

49 64 64 64 64 64 81 moons are 450 moons
1447 1890 1890 1890 1890 1890 2392 days
are 13,289 days for 450 moons
450 tropical 'moons' are 13,288.765... days
(mistake of the Sipan value 1 day in 154 years)

12 years may have been the long solar period of Sipan
(inherited by the Moche and their creator god of twelve
hair locks). Twelve years would have been counted
on 32 snake strings that would have been kept in
coiled form in 28 square chests and 4 round chests,
as indicated by the gold spider rattle from Sipan.
The spider god has two arms and two legs, plus four
double-snake protuberances accounting for eight
spider legs. Embossed in the protuberances are
open snake mouths at the outer ends, plus 4 and 4
and again 4 and 4 framed squares above, and 3 and 3
and again 3 and 3 framed squares below, in all 28
framed squares for 28 square chests keeping as many
coiled-up long strings of 137 knots each. Four more
strings would have been kept in round chests, indicated
by 2 and 2 small turquoise discs on the cheeks of the
spider god, two on the left and two on the right cheek.
So we have 28 square and 4 round chests, in all 32
chests keeping the coiled strings of 137 knots each.
12 years are 32 snake strings minus one knot,
a subtraction that might have been symbolized by
a zeremonial (symbolical) beheading of a snake man.
The spider god holds in his right hand (on the left
side of the rattle) a braided leather string ending in
a zeremonial knive, and in his left hand (on the right
side of the rattle) a male head by the long snake-like
string of hairs, encoding the mathematical operation
in a symbolic sacrifice.


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