|Here we can count 5 + 16 + 5 = 26, a way to give the reader a sign.
This sign I guess means that we should think of
26 periods of 14 days (or rather
fortnights). There are 5 feathers or similar on top of the head, 16
around the circumference in the next glyph and 5 is the number of the
'twig' in the last glyph.
If the meaning is to have a calendar with 26 * 14 = 364 nights, then
why not have only 26 partitions? (I will call the partitions
'periods' from now on, even if some such 'periods' perhaps not are
periods of time.) Answer to the question: To create a calendar of the year
is no trivial matter. Such a calendar must be complex if the goal is
to reach a result in aharmony with the movements of all the heavenly
The Egyptians, for example, decided to use 30 * 12 = 360 days for a
year. The 5 extras to reach the true movement of the Sun (or
rather the Earth) were considered to be outside the orderly world of the
Sacred Calendar. Disorder could not be totally abolished, but it
could be pushed outside. Period no. 31 is also outside The Sacred Year (I
belive). But before we continue, I think it is necessary
to make two excursions: to the statue Pachamama now in the center of La
Paz in Colombia and to the famous old Phaistos-disc from Crete.