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Mayan End of the World

Life in Mayan Guatemala After the End of the World: Return From the Promised Land

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

Fifty years ago Nahualá was minimal, strewn with some adobe (mud brick) houses along paths with people tending to a land, which was open and unhindered. In the time since, a fledgling urban center has developed.

Oxlajuj Baktun: Ceremony and Ecstasy in the Center of the Mayan World.

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

As I stepped out last night for the midnight ceremony I followed the chanting and beating of the drum. The people had taken over the town square, building a fire pit that sustained the dozens in the highland cold wind.

Toon': Mayan Doomsday Vision

Posted 12.21.2012 | Latino Voices

It turns out (as of right now) that Dec. 21 wasn't the prophetic "End of the World" some believed the Mayan Calendar indicated. Still, many insist tha...

Mayans Unfazed About The End Of The World

Religion News Service | David Agren | Posted 12.21.2012 | Religion

FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO, Mexico (RNS) Mayan pilgrims often come here to a simple church with a thatched roof to venerate the Cruz Parlante, or Speaking...

Oxlajuj Baktun: Observing the End of the Mayan Calendar in the Center of the Mayan World (PHOTOS)

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

I am currently in Nahualá in the western highlands of Mayan Guatemala filming a documentary on the region. Today, the close of the Oxlajuj Baktun calendar, is one of the most important days in this town's existence.

WATCH: Drag Artist Peppermint's 'The Mayans' Parodies Azealia Banks' '212' -- End-Of-The-World Style!

Laverne Cox | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

In honor of the end of the Mayan calender, New York City drag and recording artist Peppermint does her own take on the Azealia Banks song "212." Pep's version is called "The Mayans." Enjoy!

Waiting for the End of the World on the Riviera Maya

Terri Colby | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Terri Colby

Here on the Riviera Maya, on the Eve of Destruction, ominous signs of the end of the world are everywhere. Yes, it seems that in this tourist mecca of surf and sand, the Mayan prophesies of the End of Days are being heeded.

How Did We Arrive At This Mayan Armageddon Craziness?

Reuters | Gabriel Stargardter | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion

(Reuters) - A few words by an American scholar, a crumbling Mexican monument and the love of a good yarn were all it took to spawn the belief that the...

How The Mayan Calendar Works

Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/19/2012 08:04 AM EST on LiveScience With chatter about the Mayan apocalypse intensif...

The Real Mayan End of the World (PHOTOS)

Fotis Kanteres | Posted 02.17.2013 | World
Fotis Kanteres

I find the sensationalized subject of the Mayan "end of the world" to demean the experience of the people here in Mayan Guatemala, many of whom experience a world that is swarmed by daily threats of an end that is very real. Recently I asked a nun about the sexual abuse of women.

Italian Contractor Makes Small Fortune Building Mayan Apocalypse Bunkers

Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.13.2012 | World

As December 21, 2012 -- aka the End Of The World -- inches closer, one Italian contractor has turned his countrymen's Mayan apocalypse fears into a lu...

Russians Fear Mayan Doomsday, Government Assures World Will Not End

Eline Gordts | Posted 12.04.2012 | World

If you're growing increasingly worried the Mayan doomsday is approaching, you're not alone -- and you've likely got a Russian comrade suffering from ...