(Image source: Fox News)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Or is it? Either way, everyone’s talking about it.

 

The Mayans used three different calendars. The first two have already ended, while the final calendar, called the Long Count Calendar, is set to end on December 21, 2012. This has fired up a fearful frenzy of final days with some believing the end of the calendar means the end of time itself.

(Fox News)

 

But the Mayans aren’t really all that worried. In fact, some believe its just out with the old era and in the with the new for the 5,000-year-old civilization.

 

“We’re lucky to see how this era ends, and hopefully we’ll be able to see how the next era starts. Most people think its the end of the world, but we don’t believe that.”

(CNN)

 

“Its not the end of anything … rather it’s the start of a new 144,000 day cycle calendar called the Baktun. We’re privileged to be here to witness it.”

(BBC)

 

So how did interpretations go from fresh beginnings to some epic ending? USA Today says that’s a mystery even the ancient Mayans couldn’t figure out.

 

“How the idea sprouted that the Mayans predicted the end of the world remains a mystery to many. [An] archaeologist and director of the Mayan Ruins at Cobá, says the Mayans were known for their ability to measure time, and the Mayan calendar has been interpreted many different ways.”

 

Nonetheless, people are believing the hype.

 

“We are worried about the end of the world, tomorrow.”

 

“Just the end of the world. Nothing big.”

(Sky News)

 

“Thousands of tourists and the simply interested are flocking to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with part of the so-called Mayan Apocalypse.”

(AlJazeera)

 

“Preparing for the end of days? New age tourists flock to a town...”

(NTV)

 

So whether it actually is the end of the world or just the beginning of a new era, we want to thank you for watching and hope to see you in the next calendar.

 

Mayan Apocalypse? Not According to the Mayans

by Logan Tittle
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Dec 20, 2012

Mayan Apocalypse? Not According to the Mayans

 

(Image source: Fox News)

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it. Or is it? Either way, everyone’s talking about it.

 

The Mayans used three different calendars. The first two have already ended, while the final calendar, called the Long Count Calendar, is set to end on December 21, 2012. This has fired up a fearful frenzy of final days with some believing the end of the calendar means the end of time itself.

(Fox News)

 

But the Mayans aren’t really all that worried. In fact, some believe its just out with the old era and in the with the new for the 5,000-year-old civilization.

 

“We’re lucky to see how this era ends, and hopefully we’ll be able to see how the next era starts. Most people think its the end of the world, but we don’t believe that.”

(CNN)

 

“Its not the end of anything … rather it’s the start of a new 144,000 day cycle calendar called the Baktun. We’re privileged to be here to witness it.”

(BBC)

 

So how did interpretations go from fresh beginnings to some epic ending? USA Today says that’s a mystery even the ancient Mayans couldn’t figure out.

 

“How the idea sprouted that the Mayans predicted the end of the world remains a mystery to many. [An] archaeologist and director of the Mayan Ruins at Cobá, says the Mayans were known for their ability to measure time, and the Mayan calendar has been interpreted many different ways.”

 

Nonetheless, people are believing the hype.

 

“We are worried about the end of the world, tomorrow.”

 

“Just the end of the world. Nothing big.”

(Sky News)

 

“Thousands of tourists and the simply interested are flocking to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with part of the so-called Mayan Apocalypse.”

(AlJazeera)

 

“Preparing for the end of days? New age tourists flock to a town...”

(NTV)

 

So whether it actually is the end of the world or just the beginning of a new era, we want to thank you for watching and hope to see you in the next calendar.

 

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