Blinking snake

The Animated Tzolk’in

Constellation band

An animated version of the tzolk’in.  Press the “Start” button to watch the trecena and veintena change together.  The translations appear to the left of the trecena and to the right of the veintena, and the position in the tzolk’in appears to the right of the entire table.

Trecena Trecena Glyph Veintena Glyph Veintena Tzolk’in Position
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The interlocking cycles can be visualized in the following Flash animation, courtesy Lawrence Lo at Ancient Scripts:

*If the movie will not play, it is because your version of Flash is not up to date.  You will have to download and upgrade the plugin for your browser yourself.  Visit the Flash link above.

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