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Predictions from an Icelandic prophet for 2001:
January 2, 2001 12:44 PM   Subscribe

Predictions from an Icelandic prophet for 2001: Total war in the Middle East, a worldwide natural disaster, money market instability, the spread of mad cow disease, and oh yeah - an Oscar for Bjork. I'm not sure what to comment on; what safe bets these are, or the interesting addition of Oscar picks in the predictions.
posted by jragon (6 comments total)

 
The world economy, according to Voelven, will be beset by unrest and plunging stock markets, especially in Asia and the United States.

However, the path of the righteous man will be beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
posted by ethmar at 1:33 PM on January 2, 2001


Oh, joy. Another Cassandra howling at the (Icelandic, sheesh) gates. Here's my favorite:

. . . the president-elect, George W Bush, will be the object of massive criticism.

Wow, no shit? That's amazing!

"For my next trick, I will now pull a rabbit out of a pet store."
posted by Skot at 1:48 PM on January 2, 2001


I suppose when you have a population as small as Iceland's, you have to take what you can get. Reminds me of the Father Ted episode where the island held a carnival with such attractions as "Freak Pointing, " "Duck Startling" and the "Tunnel of Goats."

But even by that standard, this is pretty sad. Everything she's predicted has either already happened or been projected by everyone who bothers to read a daily newspaper.
posted by aaron at 3:54 PM on January 2, 2001



I suppose when you have a population as small as Iceland's, you have to take what you can get.

Excuse me?

For the record, the correct spelling of this "fortune teller" is Völvan. It's an old Icelandic word which simply means female fortune teller. It's not a name.

Also, Iceland was not settled in the 10th century but between 800 and 874.

The "newspaper" which publishes the predictions, Vikan, is a womens magazine and not very credible. The normal Icelandic media (example: Morgunblaðið, Vísir) does not talk about this sad stuff.

The link says more about Ananova.com than it does about anything else.
posted by geir at 5:40 PM on January 2, 2001


"It wouldn't be news, except it's from ICELAND!"
posted by dhartung at 9:18 PM on January 2, 2001


Excuse me?

All I mean is, given Iceland's small population, the country is less likely to have people willing to give over their lives to extreme silliness like "being a psychic." Thus you got stuck with a bad part-timer. ;)
posted by aaron at 11:35 PM on January 2, 2001



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