I will be referring here to Century X, quatrain 74 of the book The Prophesies of Nostradamus by Erika Cheetham 1973. Or what is more commonly referred
to as "The Games of Slaughter" quatrain.
I will first copy the original version as written in the book and then I will copy the English translation also supplied by Erika and others in the
Then I will put in my own thoughts on the interpretation and then hand it over to you
to comment as well.
Research further, Erika Cheetham wikipedia
Century X, quatrain 74, original text.
Au revolu du grand nombre septiesme
Apparoistra au temps Jeux d'Hecatombe,
Non esloign'e du grand eage milliesme
Que les entres sortiront de leur tombe.
Century X, quatrain 74, English translation.
The year of the great seventh number accomplished,
it will appear 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.
My personal take on both versions:
"Au revolu du grand nombre septiesme", to me says "A revolution of the grand number 7 or September"?
Looking at the first line in English:
"The year of the great seventh number accomplished", this could mean the year of the 7/7 London transport bombings was successful? Which would also
relate the quatrain to London.
Looking at the second line in English:
"it will appear at the time of the games of slaughter", may not relate to the Olympics at all. It could be saying instead, "at a time
seems that slaughter
is happening and it seems like a game
Looking at the third line in English:
"not far from the age of the great millennium", it is still not far from the age of the great millennium in 2012, the millennium being turning to 2000
years, 12 is not much out of 1000, 1.2%.
Looking at the fourth line in English:
"when the dead will come out of their graves". I can only think of 3 modern day takes on this line.
1. People who we long thought to be dead, eg Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussain, Gadaffi, will be found to have not been killed? I know that's going to
sound far fetched but, there are theory's about Bin Laden not having been killed in the marines raid in Pakistan.
2. Someone claims to be the new Jesus Christ, sent down to save us all.
3. Zombie attack. As Zombies are said to be the living dead.
Ok I will now leave you to ponder what I have written and see if you can add any further translations or interpretations yourselves.
19-7-2012 by R6A6W6 because: (no reason given)