Chernobyl

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Chernobyl

Hi there I have a question that has arose again about the name wormwood being linked to the name Chernobyl some saying that the worm wood prophecy from revelations fits the Chernobyl event via Chernobyl meaning wormwood I understand from another thread that Chernobyl means artenisia vulgaris But a lot of people are also claiming that the name vulgaris and Chernobyl also go hand in hand with the name wormwood so you could refer to Chernobyl as vulgaris or common wormwood either won’t be wrong. Is there any one who can help debunk this or shed some understanding on it thanks

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Nyarlathotep's picture
Spudnik - But a lot of people

Spudnik - But a lot of people are also claiming that the name vulgaris and Chernobyl also go hand in hand with...

Vulgaris is Latin for "common". Scientists like to use Latin names to classify thing, so it appears all over the place. Just a few examples:

  • Proteus vulgaris - common bacteria
  • Phaseolus vulgaris – kidney bean
  • Octopus vulgaris - common octopus
  • Sciurus vulgaris - gray squirrel

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Artemisia is a reference to a Greek God: Artemis.

Spudnik's picture
Ok so vulgaris means common,

Ok so vulgaris means common, so artemisia vulgaris is basically common wormwood, so Chernobyl = artemisia vulgaris = common wormwood which would link the name chernobyl to worm wood.

Nyarlathotep's picture
Spudnik - Chernobyl =

Spudnik - ...Chernobyl = artemisia vulgaris...

I don't understand where you got this part (other than some people are claiming it).

Sheldon's picture
Parenthetically, Chernobyl is

Parenthetically, Chernobyl is also the name of the gobsmackingly excellent docu-drama on Sky Atlantic. If you haven't watched it then I cannot recommend it highly enough. Brace yourself though (spoiler alert) it does not have a happy ending.

Spudnik's picture
So basically Chernobyl does

So basically Chernobyl does infact mean wormwood some people say no it means artemisia vulgaris and others say that it means mugwort which are both correct but Chernobyl can also be called wormwood and is commonly recognised as wormwood so I guess the worm wood prophecy has some similarities with the Chernobyl event after all I don’t believe the super natural however it is kinda weird I must say...

Nyarlathotep's picture
Have you read this?

Have you read this?

Sheldon's picture
@Nyarlathotep

@Nyarlathotep

It's also worth noting that though revelation is a disjointed incoherent rant, nothing in it suggests it's a long drawn out affair. The Chernobyl disaster was entirely man made of course, but it happened in 1986, if it is part of end times then it seems to have gone pretty quiet since.

Now for the tortured rationalisations, and semantics to paint everything since as part of this "prophesy."

David Killens's picture
"The Chernobyl disaster was

"The Chernobyl disaster was entirely man made of course, but it happened in 1986, if it is part of end times then it seems to have gone pretty quiet since. "

Spudnik, you were the one to infer a connection. So please explain what had happened with the "end of times" stuff that is supposed to follow wormwood. If we are going to have a story, let us hear all of it.

chimp3's picture
I don't see how a nuclear

I don't see how a nuclear power plant equates to a star falling from the sky.

"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water—the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."

(Written by people that thought meteorites were stars.)

Nyarlathotep's picture
Well I can testify that

Well I can confirm that wormwood does taste bitter (kind of has that chlorophyll taste that I associate with fresh cut grass).

Sheldon's picture
I can confirm that Absynthe

I can confirm that Absynthe does not make the heart grow fonder. Though it can leave you with a hangover that makes you take stock of your lifestyle choices.

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