I've been doing some research on 2012 - the alleged Mayan apocalypse, end of the world, we're all gonna die, yadda yadda yadda. Turns out they use a cyclical calendar based on astrological observation (or close enough). The end of the calendar on 21/12/2012 is merely the start of the cycle again, a renewal. However, this whole "we're all gonna die" rubbish stems from an eroded prediction written in a Mayan ruin. It roughly translates as; The thirteenth b’ak’tun will end On [21 December 2012] Darkness will fall Bolon Yookte’ K’uh will descend Now, not much is written about Bolon Yookte K'uh (BYK from now on), except; - he's a "creation lord," present at the birth of time and other creation events including 2012, - he's a god of war, destruction and the underworld, he's guardian of the underworld too, - and in 2012 he will descend to Earth, bringing darkness and conflict when the whole sun, stars and planets line up for the rebirth of the sun. The dark rift at the centre of the galaxy (the nuclear bulge to us normals) is apparently the gateway to the underworld. - Oh, and according to something else I just read, BYK meets a "man-boy" from "the land of sparks and whispers" on the day of reckoning. At that point the carvings are conveniently eroded to nothing. However, this is all scraped together from a few badly translated, eroded carvings in Mayan ruins. My question is...were I to try and organise all this BS into a fairly linear storyline (with spooky prophesies and stuff about destiny and fate), how are the apparent contradictions in Mayan mythology resolved? Reading up on the Mayan underworld, I can find no reference to it's apparent Lord and protector, BYK. In fact it has a whole set of lords quite apart from this bad boy. Going by what is known, how does (or how can) BYK fit comfortably into the 2012 scenario?