Author: Scudder, Bernard, translation, Illustrations by Dagfinn Werenskiold
Year Published: 2001
No. of pages: 95
Illustrations: 13 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8” x 4 1/2”
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. It is a 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 story 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. Here is a small book of the most famous and undoubtably the most beautiful poem of the Viking Age.