The Nostradamus quatrains,
twin towers hoax
(keep going a few real quatraines that seem to apply after this)
This is being circulated on the internet and attributed to Nostradamus as if he predicted disaster in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. These quatrains (four line poems) are hoaxes with the barest basis in real quatrains
In the year of the new century and nine months,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror...
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city..."
In the city of York there will be a great collapse,
2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos
while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
third big war will begin when the big city is burning.
The first two lines appear to be derived from Centuries X quatrain 72 but they are NOT an acceptable variation of translation: french in pink, english in blue,
L'an mil neuf cens nonante neuf sept mois
Du ciel viendra vn grand Roy d'effrayeur
The year 1999 seven months
From the sky will come the great (grand?) King of Terror.
I have searched in Nostradamus for "the new century and nine months" but there is none.
The next two lines are from Centuries VI, quatrain 97.
Cinq & quarante degrez ciel bruslera,
Feu approcher de la grand cité neuue,
At forty-five degrees the sky will burn,
Fire to approach the great new city:
Some beleave that this refers to the latitude of New York, but the latitude in Central Park is 40° 47' N.
Instant grand flamme esparse sautera,
Quand on voudra des Normans faire preuue,
In an instant a great scattered flame will leap up,
When one will want to demand proof of the Normans.
Understand please, 'the Normans of Nostradamus' time were from Normandy, now a part of France it would appear that by Nostradamus' prediction, an isle off the Coast of France would be the place to look for the conspiring terrorists. A far cry from Osama Bin Laden hmmmmm
Now a few real quatrains
Century 1, Quatrain 87
Earth-shaking fire from the center of the Earth.
Will cause the towers around the New City to shake:
Two great rocks for a long time will make war,
And then Arethusa will color a new river red.
Century 2, Quatrain 89
One day the two great leaders will become friends,
Their great power will be seen to increase:
The new land will be at the height of its power,
To the bloody one the number reported.
Century 4, Quatrain 16
The free city of Liberty made servile,
Made an asylum for corrupt ones and dreamers:
The King changed, to them not so vehement:
From one hundred will become more than a thousand.
Century 5 Quatrain 65
Suddenly arrived, the terror will be great,
The principal players in the affair are hidden away:
And the lady in the hot coals will no longer be in sight,
Thus little by little will the great ones will be angered.
Century 6, Quatrain 97
At five and forty degrees, the sky will burn,
Fire approaches the great new city,
Immediately a huge, scattered flame leaps up,
When they want to have verification from the Normans.
Century 8, Quatrain 17
Those at ease will suddenly be cast down
The world put into trouble by three brothers,
The enemies will seize the marine city,
Famine, fire, blood, plague, all evils doubled.
Century 8, Quatrain 59
Two times put high, two times put low,
The East also the West will weaken:
Its adversary after several battles,
Driven out by sea will fail at the time of need.
Century 9, Quatrain 81
The sly King will understand his ambushes,
From three fronts the enemies assail,
A strange number, tears from the hooded men,
The brilliance of the translator will come to fail.
Century 10, Quatrain 49
Garden of the world near the new city,
In the path of the hollow mountains:
It will be seized and plunged into the Vat,
Drinking by force the waters poisoned by sulfur.
Century 10, Quatrain 74
The year the great seventh number is accomplished,
Appearing at the time of the games of slaughter:
Not far from the age of the great millennium,
When the dead will come out of their graves.
Century 10, Quatrain 97
Triremes full of captives of all ages,
Times good to bad, the sweet for the bitter:
Prey to the Barbarians hasty they will be too soon,
Greedy to see the "plume" [feather or of smoke?] wail in the wind.