The calendar, used from the 3rd century B.C. at a time when the Turks lived in Central Asia, speaks of fires, earthquakes, plagues, wars, looting, and an epidemic that will affect the lungs.
An ancient Turkish calendar used by Turkic peoples more than 2,000 years ago contains several prophecies that would be fulfilled by 2020 – named on the calendar as the Year of the Rat – and which include plagues, earthquakes, fires, epidemics, and other events and disasters.
The calendar, called 12 Hayvanlı Türk Takvimi (Turkish Calendar of the 12 Animals), began to be used around the year 209 B.C. at a time when the Turks inhabited the steppes of Central Asia, before emigrating to Anatolia. It is divided into repetitive 12-year cycles, each one represented by an animal: rat, cow, tiger, rabbit, fish, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, and pig. The rat would be the animal corresponding to 2020.
Oğuzhan Türk, a historian from the Turkish province of Erzurum, has analyzed the prophecies contained in the calendar and which have been the subject of various studies; according to Türk, the calendar contains surprising prophecies and many of those announced for 2020 would have already come true, such as the great fires that have devastated Australia, the locust plague in Africa and the Middle East, the last earthquakes in Turkey or the pandemic of coronavirus.
Bloodshed in Africa, floods and looting worldwide
The historian highlights that most of the events predicted for this year have already occurred; furthermore, the calendar prophesies that in 2020 blood will be spilled due to the chaos in Northwest Africa; it also foresees that many places will be seriously damaged by the rains and hail, but also by looting and robbery, which will increase especially during the second half of the year.
“Given that we are in the spring months, we may still experience rain and hail following the locust plague and virus forecast for 2020. But I hope these predicted events will not come true,” said Türk.
Regarding the prophecy about the appearance in 2020 of a great epidemic, the historian explains that in the millennial calendar it is called zatülcenb and would consist of a lung disease with symptoms that would include fever, chills, cough, unstable pulse and difficulty breathing, producing a painful death. Many of these symptoms actually coincide with those of COVID-19 disease.
The remedy for the epidemic would be in a plant
The calendar also indicates that the remedy to cure this epidemic would be a plant called udi hindi, or kust-i bahri (aquilaria agallocha). “The year 2020 we are in is called the Year of the Rat in the ancient Turkish calendar. The coronavirus is mentioned as one of the prophecies in the calendar. There is a reference to the udi hindi plant as its solution,” insists Türk, for whom the active ingredient in this plant could be the remedy for the virus.
The historian, however, stresses that the information included in this calendar contains the wisdom of the time based on the experiences of those who lived then, and that its objective was make them be prepared because these events were expected to be repeated from time to time, taking into account calendar cycles; that is, at that time they were not devised as a series of prophecies about the future or the end of the world, but rather as a foretaste of what could be expected to happen each year.
“When someone who claims to be a fortune teller mentions this type of events in Europe, what he says (about what is going to happen) becomes news and his words arouse curiosity. However, for a long time the ancients planned their lives following these calendars,” sais Türk.
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