Thursday, 14 December 2006

Nostradamus and his remarkably accurate predictions

On this day in 1503, that remarkably, accurate clairvoyant, Michel Nostradamus, was born in Notre Dame, the son of Esmeralda and Quasimodo.

Even in the 21st Century, people are still astounded by the remarkableness and accuracy of his remarkably accurate predictions. For example, the following three quatrains are held up as the most remarkable for their accurateness.

Quatrain X.72
L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois
Du ciel viendra grand Roy deffrayeur
Resusciter le grand Roy d'Angoumois.
Avant après Mars régner par bonheur.

This is widely believed to be a remarkably accurate prediction of Liverpool's victory in the 2005 UEFA Champion's League Final in Istanbul, it translates into English as:
Trailing AC Milan by three goals at half-time,
Liverpool storm back to take the game into extra-time,
And eventually beat the Italians 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out.

Quatrain I.81
D'humain troupeau neuf seront mis à part,
De jugement & conseil separés:
Leur sort sera divisé en départ,
Kappa, Thita, Lambda mors bannis égarés.
This is often seen as a prediction of the Cold War, translating into English as:
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Quatrain II.24
Bêtes farouches de faim fleuves tranner;
Plus part du champ encore Hister sera,
En caige de fer le grand sera treisner,
Quand rien enfant de Germain observa.
Possibly the most remarkable, this is said to predict a landmark in children's television; the English translation is as follows:
Tinkywinky. Dipsy. Laalaa. Po. Teletubbies. Teletubbies! Say, Hello!


Cynthia Rae said...

Nostradamus did so many other great things with his life. To bad some only rememebr him for his so-called predictions.

To each his own.

Anonymous said...

Nostradamus was the cat's pyjamas