
Re: Ariadne's thread
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Jan 23, 2013 2:31 AM


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 doublesnake 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 coiledup 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 snakelike string of hairs, encoding the mathematical operation in a symbolic sacrifice.

