Apocalypse now? German drops Mayan magical skull owned by Himmler… and it could mark the end of the world on 21-12-12
If the world ends on December 21, blame a German butterfingers who dropped a volcanic rock skull once owned by SS overlord Heinrich Himmler in his laboratory this week.
According to legend, the Mayan skull, which was stolen from Tibet by the Nazis and imbued for believers with magical powers to enable mankind to survive an apocalypse, fell and chipped during a photo shoot.
For some, this is a catastrophe that foretells the end of the world, but others advise us to keep calm and carry on.
‘It was probably put down somewhere a bit wobbly,’ an eyewitness told a German newspaper.
‘Suddenly it crashed to the floor. A big piece broke off the chin. It’s really tragic.’
Thomas Ritter, an historian who owns the skull, said it was given to him by the family of a former British soldier present at the 1945 arrest of Himmler, who ran the Gestapo, the SS and the extermination programme which murdered six million Jews.
He added that he believed its accident wouldn’t ‘anger the Gods’ and that the world will still be turning on December 22.
The skull is 1,000 years old and one of the legendary Mayan skulls that belonged to the lost, ancient race of Mexico, which were said to be infused with magical powers.
The 3lb skull is made of volcanic rock and, according to Ritter, was seized by SS men sent on an expedition to Tibet between 1937 and 1939 to look for the lost city of Shangri-La.
Ritter said: ‘The Nazis were convinced that 13 such skulls existed and that whoever owned them would have control of the world.’
Himmler died on May 23, 1945 using a poison capsule hidden in his mouth to take his life.
The Mayans shaped 13 skulls, of which nine were coloured and represented the races of men and four were as clear as glass to represent ‘the beasts that walk, crawl, slide and fly’.
They were sent to their places of ‘birth’ until such time when all were needed to avert the catastrophe man would wreak on the planet.
The Mayans, gifted astronomers and mathematicians, calculated a date for this ‘end of days’ – the winter solstice, December 21, 2012.
Originally Published at MailOnLine