See also the article "Mabus" in (written in Italian)


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Mabus is a name given only once in the works of Nostradamus, in Century II, Quatrain 62. Mabus is often considered to be a predecessor to a third antichrist, a subject of Nostradamus in popular culture.

Century IIEdit

« Nostradamus Century II, Quatrain 62:
MABUS then will soon die, there will come
Of people and beasts a horrible rout:
Then suddenly one will see vengeance,
Hundred, hand, thirst, hunger when the comet will run. »

English translation from, Nostradamus, Century II


Kabbalistic permutations of the name Mabus:

  • M-A-B-U-S
  • A-B-U-S-M
  • B-U-S-M-A
  • U-S-M-A-B
  • S-M-A-B-U


Some have interpreted the writings of Nostradamus as predicting a series of three antichrists. However, skeptics dismiss the name "Mabus" as a synonym to an incarnate antichrist. The verse in question (II.62) says that Mabus will die, but says nothing about the appearance or actions of "Mabus".

Recent attempts have linked the name "Mabus" to "Obama" looking at it as an anagram, as was previously done with "Saddam", "Osama" and "Bush". The tendency to try to adapt the quatrains to recent events can be traced back to the time of Nostradamus himself.[1]

Ray MabusEdit

Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus, 75th United States Secretary of the Navy[2]

Ray Mabus, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, is a person of interest for Nostradamus in popular culture.

Ray Mabus was the former U.S. Secretary of the Navy. The Secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory office and the head of the Department of the Navy, a military department within the Department of Defense of the United States of America. The Secretary of the Navy must by law be a civilian, at least 5 years removed from active military service, and is appointed by the President and requires confirmation by a majority vote of the Senate. The Secretary of the Navy was, from its creation in 1798, a member of the President’s Cabinet until 1949, when the Secretary of the Navy was by amendments to the National Security Act of 1947 made subordinate to the Secretary of Defense. Ray MABUS started on May 19th 2009 and was appointed by President Obama.[3]


  • At the time of Nostradamus, the Flemish painter Jan Gossaert signed "MABUSE" in his works.
  • Mabus Point is a cape on the Antarctic coast.

See alsoEdit


  1. See Brind'Amour, Pierre, Nostradamus astrophile, University of Ottawa Presses, 1993; Lemesurier, Peter, The Unknown Nostradamus, O Books, 2003.
  2. Ray Mabus

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