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Re: Calendar Systems

From:Geoff Horswood <geoffhorswood@...>
Date:Saturday, December 4, 2004, 8:59
On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:04:23 -0500, scott <sjcaldwell@...> wrote:

> >Interesting stuff. You've got some great background mythology -- or >at least the beginnings of it. >
Thanks. I was quite pleased with it myself. :)
> >> dzak /dzak/ "fire" >> tsu /tsu/ "air" >> nuatl /nwa'tK/ /nwa'tl/ "rain" (possibly) >> tlomal /tlo'mal/ "earth", "soil" >> llapas /Ka'pas/ "water" >> tlep /tKEp/ "stone" (again, possibly) >> capil /Sap'Il/ "light" (I'm really unsure about this >> one) > >Other possibilities: blood, wood, life, lightning, ether (as from >ethereal) >
I was thinking about some sort of material light or ether-type substance for the last. It might become "tapan", meaning ether, upper air, that sort of thing, or I may decide that tapan is the realm of their cosmos which is filled with/composed of light. I'm going to try to symbolically connect each of the elements with a part of the body or soul/spirit, so Water is connected with blood, Earth with flesh, Stone with the bones, Air with the breath/spirit, and Fire, Rain and Light with various aspects of the soul. I've partially borrowed this from an African culture I heard about once that had a concept of multiple souls, each with a different role, but I can't remember any details. Anyone know any more? Geoff