Monthly Archives: June 2019

1-Akabal: The dog days are over (11 June 2019)

Happiness, hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her, stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with a drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming so you better run

Run fast for your mother run fast for your father
Run for your children for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind you
Can’t carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can’t you hear the horses?
‘Cause here they come!

And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had
And what was left after that too, oh.

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height
By someone who should know better than that

The Tzolkin’s Story

It is said in Mayan mythology that the faithful Dog (Oc/Tzi) carries a torch in its mouth and leads the way into the darkness of the underworld.

Isn’t it interesting, then, that the Dog trecena is followed by the Night/darkness trecena? And the trecena that comes after this one is Ajman/Cib, symbolizing the Wisdom of the ancestors according to some traditions.

So traversing the darkness leads to wisdom. Then comes Toj. How does that figure into the story?

Maybe the trecena sequence has a complete story to tell from Imox to Q’anil?