Posted by: Johan Normark | April 1, 2013

2012: The 584384 correlation

People who still follow the 2012-circus know that yesterday was the day when Don Alejandro’s prophecy was believed to be fulfilled (it may still be “yesterday” for those of you west of CET since I am posting this right after midnight local time). From yesterday and 60-70 hours onwards the sun will be hidden and we shall enter the Fifth Sun. It was 13 Ajaw (Junajpu) yesterday according to the contemporary tzolkin  among the Kiche’ which is used for the GMT correlation. However, we know that this correlation between the Gregorian calendar and the Long Count is wrong. Needless to say, the sun will not disappear for 60-70 hours. From what I can tell Australian media has not reported on a missing sun yet.

Followers of this blog may recall that I went to Vietnam last year. What I did not mention in my posts was that I met Pố Ngô, a Vietnamese historian at HCMC University of Culture. The university library has in its possession a previously unrecorded codex (the “Saigon Codex”). According to Ngô, the codex was originally stored at Bibliothèque royale in Paris, together with the Paris Codex. Both were acquired in 1832. In 1886, the year before León de Rosny printed a chromolithographic version of Paris Codex, the Saigon Codex was reported stolen. It is believed to have been brought to HCMC/Saigon by a former French-Croatian (Dalmatian) employee at Bibliothèque royale whose family settled in Vietnam in the early 1890s. The HCMC library was given the codex after the American War. Ngô has been studying the codex for several years and contacted me in 2011 to discuss its significance for the correlation issue between the Gregorian Calendar and the Maya Long Count (which has been discussed many times before on this blog).

The exact details of Ngô’s work on the correlation issue will be published later this week. Basically, the codex contains a Venus table where the Maya dog deity Tzul Ajaw appears in white colors, covered with black spots. This deity is associated with Venus as an Evening Star and in this table the deity howls at the moon. What makes this extraordinary is that this glyph is associated with a Calendar Round date (1 Imix 4 Wayeb). That particular Calendar Round date only appears together with the first appearance of the Evening Star twice in the past millennia. The howling at the moon can be taken as evidence that the Evening Star is close to the moon itself. That removes one of the possible dates in relation to the Long Count. It is only the 584384 correlation constant that anchors this particular event in the Gregorian calendar. This is 99 days later than the Lounsbury-Thompson correlation constant. Hence, according to Ngô’s correlation constant, 13 baktun ends today.

I have been hesitant to reveal this information in times like this since “2012ers” (or 2013ers as they should actually be called) may associate the new 13 baktun date with the current events in North Korea. This is why I reveal it on the same day as the 13 baktun ends since I do not want to feed dormant doomsday prophets. However, the full extent of Ngô’s research will not be available until after 13 baktun has ended and I thought people interested in these issues should know about it in advance.


  1. So are you saying there is a legitimate ancient Maya codex, or fragment thereof, in Vietnam? Or should I take it that while it is still March 31 here in the USA that it is April 1st in Sweden? 😉

    • It fooled me, but then I’m just a brainless layman. 🙂

  2. What a story! An important codex ends up in HCMC via Paris. I’m confused, though. Does Ngo’s information weaken the case for the Lounsbury-Thompson correlation constant, or just strengthen the case for the the 584384 correlation constant? Or should I just restrain myself, wait a few more days, and see what you blog after the article is published? 🙂

  3. Nice, Johan. Very nice.

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