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Glyph A18

8 Mac ( - this is the haab notation for the Initial Series   --  Schele, 1988

8 Mac (the position of the month in the solar year)   --  Robertson, 1985

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson

In 1988, Linda Schele commented on this glyph and the ones preceding it: "The fully elaborated Initial Series dates give us the full personality of the day in question - the number of elapsed days since 4 Ahau 8 Cumku, its name in the tzolkin, the Lord of the Night who was in power, the age of the moon, its position in the lunar half-year and its length, the name of the day in the haab, and the quadrant of time in which it fell (Schele, 1988)."