Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nostradamus Prophecy: the Rise and Fall of Napoleon

PAU, NAY, LORON will be more of fire than of the blood,
To swim in praise,
the great one to flee to the confluence.
He will refuse entry to the Piuses,
The depraved ones and the Durance will keep them imprisoned.
(Century 8, Quatrain 1)

This is one of those classic Nostradamus quatrains where a scrambled name (an anagram) is used to refer to Napoleon.

PAU, NAY, LORON” when rearranged becomes NAPAULON ROY, or Napoleon the king, given the Corsican spelling of his name, Napauleone. The text also describes him as a man of ‘fire’, or of war, rather ‘than of the blood’, or of royal lineage. Moreover, Napoleon was a general before he actually proclaimed himself emperor and his specialty was artillery which makes Nostradamus' quatrains very relevant and fulfilled. The ‘Piuses’ of the third line are the Popes Pius VI and Pius VII, who were both imprisoned by Napoleon as is implied by the last line.

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