According to the Mayans, the world will end on 21 December 2012. But what else did these prescient primitives predict for the run-up to Christmas?

Our experts take a look at some previously untranslated prophecies and ask: "Did the Mayans really know what was going to happen in December 2012? Or were they talking cack?" You decide...

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Our verdict: The world is safe. And, er, lay off the peyote, guys.

(Expert analysis for The Huffington Post UK by @jacques_aih and @DavidLBeresford.

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