(THE CREATION OF THE WORLD) 2It is most necessary to believe this. These are the precious stones which our Lord, the Father, has abandoned. 3 This was his first repast, this balché, 4 with which we, the ruling men revere him here. Very rightly 5 they worshipped as true gods these precious stones, 6 when the true God was established, our Lord God, the Lord of heaven and earth, the true God. Nevertheless, the first gods were perishable gods. Their worship came to its inevitable end. They lost their efficacy by the benediction of the Lord of Heaven, after the redemption of the world was accomplished, after the resurrection of the true God, the true Dios, when he blessed heaven and earth. Then was your worship abolished, Maya men. Turn away your hearts from your
The face is darkened or blurred.
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There would be a sudden rush of water when the theft of the insignia 13
upon the earth, when the four gods, the four Bacabs, were set up, who brought about the destruction of the world. 1 Then, after the destruction of the world was completed, they placed 2 to set up in its order the yellow cock oriole. Then the white tree of abundance was set up. A pillar of the sky was set up, a sign of the destruction of the world; that was the white tree of abundance in the north. Then the black tree of abundance was set up
FIG. 24--Lahun Chaan, associated with the planet Venus (Dresden Codex, p. 47).
the west> 3 for the black-breasted pi¢oy 4 to sit upon. Then the yellow tree of abundance was set up
The plate 1 of another katun was set up and fixed in its place by the messengers of their lord. The red Piltec was set at the east of the world to conduct people to his lord. The white Piltec was set at the north of the world to conduct people /
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Then it was that the lord of
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2This is Bolon-ti-ku.
But when the law of the katun shall have run its course, then God will bring about a great deluge again which will be the end of the world. When
this is over, then our Lord Jesus Christ shall descend over the valley of Jehoshaphat beside the town of Jerusalem /
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