## Call me crazy...

Posted By: Tursas <iku-turso@home.com>
Date: 6 June 2001, 17:11

Ok, I know this is going to sound a little hair-brained, but here goes.

Perhaps the solution to the puzzle is iterative.

Look at the center of the 7th glyph. It's Myan for 74. Does anybody have any idea what this means and how it relates to the puzzle? Not that I can see (and this is where things get hair-brained).

In ASCII, 74 corresponds to the letter J. The center of glyph 5 vaguely resembles a letter J rotated a bit. How much is it rotated? At first glance it would appear to be about 45 degrees counterclockwise. On second glance, rotating it that much would be TOO much. It would appear that instead of rotating it 45 degrees clockwise, one would rotate it half that, 22.5 degrees clockwise, to make the proper orientation. DING! That's our magic number from glyph 3.

Now this next part is going to sound even worse, but bear with me.

See the 0's in the rings of glyphs 3 and 5? These zeros, I propose, are reference points for rotation! Rotate 22.5 degrees clockwise from the 0 on the third glyph and you get a bearing of East South East. Rotate 22.5 degrees clockwise from the 0 on glyph 5 and you bring the J into it's proper orientation!

Of course, "proper orientation" can be debated here.