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Lord Pakal's Apocalypto: The Untold Story

December 8, 2006

The Untold Story of Apocalypto

Our version of the word Apocalypto, "the unveiling revelation," is more profound than the movie review of Hollywood director Mel Gibson, in which we assumed that the movie was based on the ancient ball court game with Mayan gladiators, a mix of Mayan rollerball and modern basketball. Winners take all, losers lose their lives and are sacrificed. The hero escapes. The City is destroyed by another invading force. Elemental history deduction from classic Hollywood scripts. Right?

Not so. Apocalypto is a gross exaggeration of our Mayan civilization even though the movie uses cultural and environmental resources such as the Yucatec Mayan language (with main photogenic actor embedding an American accent of Mayan monosyllables), and bad grammar of Mayan sentences of the sacrifice priest on top of the pyramid. The movie can be classified as a fantasy action epic, not as a historic epic as it was portrayed by Icon Productions marketing department. The movie lacks the resonance of our great Mayan civilization and their achievements and it presents production errors that we can describe now.

First, Mayans were agricultural consumers, not hunters as the beginning shows. That's the main reason why they abandoned towns after degrading the soil for many years to settle in new areas. Then, we confront in the movie a mix of styles from Classic and Post-Classic periods. The reason why Gibson does not date the movie at the beginning to avoid problems with architectural styles. A better solution would have been to explain it happened between corrupted towns such as the two Mayan superpowers, Calakmul and Tikal. Two fierce enemies at the end of the Late Classic Mayan period and the real Star Wars era. Nevertheless, Gibson opted to highlight human sacrifices in an Aztec (not Mayan) manner in the midst of a solar eclipse, in a town with repaired pyramids and painted with murals such as Bonampak. Again, the captives were not given the chance to fight for their honor and their lives in a Mayan ball court. It would have been awesome to see Mayan gladiators inside a ball game with all the cosmic intricacies and town politics inspired by the Mayan priests.

Both Gibson and Safinia missed the chance to write a great action script for not consulting properly with Mexican experts. Perhaps, the greatest and more meaningful moment of the movie is the monologue of the diseased 8-yr old girl ("You have fear of me..."), while the captives are in march, announcing their prophetic destruction. Later, we saw a pit full of corpses, while our hero is being chased. To our knowledge, archaeologists have never found hundreds of buried skeletons as a result of a massacre near any Mayan pyramid. Bad conception again. The end of the movie is even more disturbing in the historical evolution of the movie when we watch three Spanish Catholic ships arriving to the shores. We don't want to assume Gibson thinks is Columbus discovery of the New World in 1492!. Anyway, that event happened during the Aztecs, not Mayans. There is a difference of 400 years between Aztecs and Mayans to say the least with few Mayan clans still at that time. In summary, this fantasy movie has great costumes, good landscape visuals, a superb soundtrack and excellent photography, but the historic depictions of our Mayan people are far from what we expect. Again, the white wolf has twisted our Indian heritage for profits in our own land. Our score is B- with our understanding that Gibson has flunked Archaeo 101. The DVD Apocalypto probably is not worthy as a special collectible edition unless you are inclined to collect violence. Maybe one day some consistent movie director will make a great Mayan movie in Hollywood.

Gibson's movie was supposed to be released on Summer 2006, however on April 2006, the production company delayed the Apocalypto film until December 8 explaining that heavy rains had interfered with the production. The new release date is not surprising also since December 8 is the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico, the most popular religious icon in Mexico and around the world.

Mel Gibson & Vicente Fox/ApocalyptoHowever, for a strange coincidence, the movie has certain synchronicity with what appears to be the interpretation of one of the glyphs in King Pakal's lid. And don't worry, Mel Gibson is not our long-awaited Quetzalcoatl, even though Quetzalcoatl is portrayed as a divinity with white skin and long beard as Mr. Gibson appeared in Mexico, announcing his film on October 28 at the press conference and shaking the hand of Mexican President Vicente Fox.

If you have read our article Pakal's Hidden Secrets, the glyph corresponds to a 3-yr period, the initiation of the year 2006 ending in 2009 in the Summer Solstice. This glyph is the number 19 of 20 glyphs framing the stone lid, which contains King Pakal's visual representation descending into the Underworld Kingdom of Xibalba. Unveiling this rare coincidence, with one remaining glyph in the stone lid, the Fatidic Glyph 2012, is our interpretation of the Mayan prophecy according to the words of Lord Pakal Ahau, the current director of the ancient Order of Chilam Balam and the Nine Degrees, the Davidic House of Pakal and the recent Pakalian Group of Mexico. These spiritual organizations will cease to exist after 2012, following the Mayan priests tradition in the same way Mayans abandoned their towns in previous centuries, however we expect a legacy of the last Pakal for future generations and the next 26,000 years cycle.

Lord Pakal Ahau explains, "the 2006-2009 glyph, which our Mayan ancestor Hanab Pakal included in his tomb, is perhaps the big celestial news before we reach the conclusion of the last 2009-2012 glyph. It relates to the white stones and the speaking of the white stones that one day the world will understand our language, also known as the mysterious Mayan language of Zuyua, and I thank Mr. Gibson for being the chosen one to complete our destiny in 2012."

Is it a coincidence or the destiny that the Apocalypto movie will expose the Mayan language to the world in 2006 and beyond? We think Lord Pakal is correct in the interpretation again, and he is confident in calling this piece of the inscriptions as the APOCALYPTO GLYPH, however, he will not elaborate on how the last glyph will complete the 2012 Mayan prophecy, but we feel the path of our Lord will be included in this significant event worldwide.

Lord Pakal, the Mayan God


Get our Apocalypto 2012 shirtBased in our review of the movie, we have designed our own Apocalypto shirt. You can buy the shirt in our store or any other items related to 2012. . This link will take you directly to our Apocalypto store and this link will direct you to our 2012 Mayan Prophecy Store. More amazing revelations from Lord Pakal Ahau to come soon.


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