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The verses herein directly relate to CASTOR & POLLUX. Characters who are also connected to CASTOR & POLLUX are treated separately: see also Hungary, Italy . Additional verses will be added from time to time, and commentary as fitting based on the feedback received to Nostradamus on CASTOR & POLLUX.
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In balls of lightning
To play their games
on the masts of ships
of sailors in fear,
their great white steads
and lances straight
lead mighty armies
but never do they fear.
between Heaven and Earth,
they give birth to men's dreams,
or so it seems.
in the immortal immersed,
in such is all
until the great river,
reverts to its course,
and they appear no more
in this World,
that day all should fear.
Through life and death Hungary changed:
The law will be more severe than slavery,
Their great city howling, lamentation and tears,
Castor and Pollux enemies in the ship.
The last word of line 4 our Authors render 'Lice,' EL. & JH, render it arena? MR. has, lists, as in a tilt yard, where knights with lances joust?
Are Authors, are obviously unaware of the myths surrounding the twins. Lice, is the same as Lisse=one of the ropes with which the main-yard of a ship is hoisted. The myth surrounds the very real appearance of ball lightning around the top of a ship's mast. When 2 appear, it is taken as a good omen, but in this case we are told they are enemies. However, the French word in the original is 'lic', and is connected to law. Castor and Pollux are enemies because they are arguing over the interpretation of the laws of Moses. This is not the only verse that mentions 2 brothers who cause a terrible war, arguing over petty points of holy law.
A short while before the monarch is assassinated,
Castor and Pollux in the ship, bearded Star:
The public treasure by sea and land emptied,
Pisa, Asti, Ferrara, Turin land forbidden.
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