Skemmtilegar bækur fyrir skemmtilegt fólk
The Viking Prophecy
Höfundur Bernard Scudder þýddi
The Prophecy is an ancient poem from Scandinavia by the name of Voluspa, which literally means “the Prophecy of the Seeress” and describes a vision which appears to her.
The Prophecy is the story of the creation of the world, as told in the ancient faith of the Vikings. It is also a prophecy about the fate of heaven and Earth.
The Prophecy foretells great upheavals which end with the destruction of all men and gods in fire and conflict. The world is destroyed, but rises anew from the sea, even more beautiful than before.
The Prophecy is not only a unique record about the way people thought and viewed the world in ancient times, but also the most famous and undoubtedly the most beautiful poem from the Viking Age.