There has been a lot of hype about the so-called Mayan Predicted Apocalypse. One article referred to is as a Fauxpocalypse, which I’ve got to admit is a pretty good name for it.
But how did this whole Apocalypse theory get started? It seems that mostly due to misinterpretation of the Mayan Calendar.
There several scientific holes in the theory that since the Mayan Calendar ends on 12/21/12. The most interesting is that The Mayan’s marked cycles, and their calendar wasn’t marking the end of time, but the end of a cycle. If it were a Mayan Apocalypse, they were a couple of hundred years too late, as very few Mayan’s around today…
But Huff Post Science explains it best here:
“The Mayan apocalypse predictions arise from a misunderstanding of the ancient Maya Long Count Calendar, which wraps up a 400-year cycle called a b’ak’tun on Dec. 21, 2012, the day of the winter solstice. This just so happens to be the 13th b’ak’tun in the calendar, a benchmark the Maya would have seen as a full cycle of creation.”
See the full article 2012 Apocalypse Myths Debunked