The prophecies of Nostradamus (1503-1566) refer to not just 1 but 3 'antichrists' that will appear on the world scene at separate times of world history. Most of my readers will probably be aware of his predictions regarding the first 2-Napolean and Hitler but may not be aware of the 3rd one which is yet to come. Before I proceed I wish to add at this point that I do not accept the term 'antichrist' for these 2 great European conquerors and leaders. I also wish to make clear that it is only in recent times that these figures have been labelled as 'antichrists'. Nostradamus did not refer to them as 'antichrists'. It has to be borne in mind that Nostradamus is writing from a judeo-christian perspective and consequently there is a certain demonization of the 3 leaders to be found in his writings. He was of jewish ancestry, albeit his father 'converted' to catholicism. This was not such an unusual practice as many jews converted to christianity not so much out of a conversion experience but for pure practical reasons, in order to avoid discrimination in their business dealings. So clearly this element must be taken into consideration when examining the prophecies.
Nostradamus wrote his prophecies in quatrains, in other words stanzas consisting of 4 lines. Usually quatrains have a separate and differing theme than the ones preceding or following them. Nostradamus wrote his prophecies in a very cryptic fashion, possibly to avoid too much attention from the church and the authorities. It is also quite possible that this is the manner in which the prophecies were received by him. Napoleon's name appears as an anagram in Quatrain #8-1: Pax Ney Loron (meaning 'peace not continuing'). This is an anagram of Napolyon Rex (Napoleon King). In addition to the anagram it is clear from the events prophesied in the Quatrains that this character is most definitely Napoleon. Hitler's name appears as 'Hister' in Quatrain #2-24. This is a combination of Hitler and the river Ister, the Latin name for the river Donau or Danube. Again it is abundantly clear from the Quatrains that the events predicted relate to major events in Hitler's life. I am not going to go into these events as this will take us too far off the track.
We come now to the 3rd world leader who has been referred to as the 3rd or final 'antichrist' prior to 'Armageddon'. I prefer to think of these figures as avatars. I have already spoken many times about my views regarding Hitler as an avatar of Wotan so I do not intend to repeat myself in this article. The 3rd significant figure who is considered by those influenced by christianity as the 3rd 'antichrist' is named 'Mabus'. Very little is said about Mabus:
"Mabus then will soon die, there will come
A horrible undoing of people and animals:
At once vengeance one will see vengeance,
One hundred hands, thirst, famine, when the comet will run." (Quatrain #2-62)
There has been much speculation about who Mabus may be or indeed has been for one theory is that it could have concerned the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert Mabuse whose death was marked by a comet but it could very well have a multiple application, not just referring to one single historical figure. Indeed I believe that the ultimate fulfilment of this prophecy is awaiting a future time. I was motivated in part to write this article on a recent rereading of Wulf Ingessunu's article on his excellent Inglinga blog: http://inglinga.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/age-of-heroes.html
Wulf discusses in his article a figure from Celtic mythology, Mabon. Mabon is quite a mysterious entity. It is clear that he was a God. According to Anne Ross's Pagan Celtic Britain (1967) Mabon, meaning 'divine youth' was the son of Modron, meaning 'mother'. He appears in the mabinogi of Culhwch and is known by the matronymic Mabon ab Modron. There is no mention of a father. However in other mediaeval Welsh traditions there is a character called Mabon ab Mellt who may or may not be the same figure.
"Mellt seems to come from an earlier form Meldos, 'Lightning', and the mediaeval Welsh may here retain some confused tradition of the divine father of Mabon." (Ross)
If the two Mabons be one and the same then it is clear that He is the result of the union of the divine mother Modron (earth?) and the sky father Mellt (lightning God?). Interestingly mellt is cognate with Mjolnir, the Hammer of Thor. Likewise the Slavic molniya/molnya. A third personage Maponus is attested to on dedications in northern England-Northumberland, Lancashire and Cumberland.
"On four of these inscriptions the god is equated with Apollo. He is invoked in Gaul and the name occurs on a potter's stamp of the first century, perhaps an instance of a god-name having been taken over as a personal appellation." (Ross)
Likewise He is the divine youth, its very personification. His name remains in the Scottish village Lochmaben, 'loch of Mabon'. That a Brythonic God should be venerated in Scotland is not unusual as British tribes did occupy parts of Scotland, the Scots themselves being invaders from Ireland (just to confuse things!) Indeed there are 2 megaliths close to the village dedicated to this God, both of which formed part of a stone circle which has disappeared apart from these 2 remnants. They date back to about 3000 BCE. This is strong evidence for the existence of an ancient cult dedicated to this God and that He was the divine patron of the Brittonic speaking kingdom of Rheged which incorporated parts of southern Scotland and northwest England. I intend to dedicate an article about this interesting deity on my Celto-Germanic Culture, Myth and History blog in the near future.
Returning to the main theme of this article I am speculating that the prophetic figure of Mabus could represent the final avatar who will be unveiled at RAGNAROK-KORANGAR. Mabus could indeed be Wid-Ar, the reborn Woden, the 'divine youth', the Mabon/Maponus of the ancient Britons. It may be significant that a comet heralds the appearance of Mabus. Likewise a comet heralded the rebirth of the Wodenic religion in England in 1997. This was the Hale Bopp Comet which coincided with certain mystical visions given by Woden to the founder and prophet of Woden's Folk, our Folk Warder, Wulf Ingessunu which caused him to formally found the mystical brotherhood in April 1998. I believe that the prophecy of Mabus in the Quatrains is yet further confirmation of the teachings of Woden's Folk and I am sure that more revelations will follow in Woden's time.