Snorri Sturlusson / Sibyl Prophecy

Sibyl Prophecy quoted by Snorri Sturluson (c. 1179-1241)

“Brothers will fight,
bringing death to each other.
Sons of sisters
will split their kin bonds.
Hard times for men,
rampant depravity,
age of axes, age of swords,
shields split,
wind age, wolf age,
until the world falls into ruin.”

  • From The Sibyl’s Prophecy quoted in The Prose Edda (Gylfaginning) by Snorri Sturluson, translated by Jesse Byock (Penguin Classics, 2005).

 

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