originally posted by: tony9802
a reply to: turbonium1
you might wish to look up aresthusa..i do not think it is a compound word blending ares with usa
Thanks for mentioning arethusa, as I didn't realize it was a mythological figure.
Let's look at some info about her...
Arethusa (/ˌærᵻˈθjuːzə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀρέθουσα) means "the waterer". In Greek mythology, she was a nymph and daughter of Nereus
(making her a Nereid), who fled from her home in Arcadia beneath the sea and came up as a fresh water fountain on the island of Ortygia in
This is extremely interesting to me...
First of all, you need to understand that Nostradamus could not have meant this as the mythological nymph Arethusa, because she doesn't exist. Nor
was she a goddess of war, even then. So it makes no sense to interpret it that way
However, I believe it is very important that he referred to Arethusa...
Arethusa has to be meant as something else, which relates to the mythological figure...
Let's review the quatrain...
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 redden a new river.
(Century 1, Quatrain 87)
The first three lines identify New York City, and the twin towers, "two great rocks" which leads the US into a long period of war.
The last line has to fit with what is in the quatrain, as we know. Otherwise, it cannot work.
So who could he mean as Arethusa at that point?
The country mentioned in the quatrain, of course.
Ares is the god of war, in Greek mythology, and the country is America, combined into Arethusa.
It fits what he meant by Arethusa, and fits the entire quatrain, as well.
Nostradamus mentions Arethusa (which is America) "reddens a new river".
So America is going to attack an entirely new country, or area. Which cannot be the Middle East, of course.
I believe it is linked to the fabricated King of Mongols, mentioned in another 9/11 quatrain, who America will make up, then blame, for evil-doings
against America, and/or American interests. Same as Bin Laden and the 19 fanatical Muslim terrorists they made up, and instantly blamed for
evil-doings against America.
Arethusa was a nymph who lived beneath the sea.
So America will attack by sea, and "reddens a new river". A naval attack, with submarines, and ships. And the enemy is the invented evil, the great
King of Mongols.
America will attack somewhere in Asia, along the coast, most likely.
The war may be mentioned in other quatrains, which I'll look into. It would certainly help us pin it down.