The Fiery Pool - the sea, or the sky?

12 Sep 2010

At ... the Maya had a complex religion, meaning not properly understood by scholars, and a pictorial writing system composed of more than 800 glyphs (see ) and it is thought 90 per cent of these have now been translated (see ) and glypth for sea has in particular been  identified. It has the meaning of 'fiery pool' - and on this floated a cosmic turtle = the Maya stage for mythic events. The web site has a raft of images of artifacts displayed at an exhibition at Fort Worth - some of these are creatures of the mythic sea (fish, frogs, birds, mythical beasts). However, the realms of earth, sea, sky and cosmos were all seen as one whole - flowing into and out of each other. Might the fiery pool be in the sky - a sky enlivened by auroral activity?