Germany, then the fury of the ancient warriors, the berserk rage of
which the Nordic poets sang, will surge up again. The old stone gods
will rise from long-forgotten ruins and rub the dust of a thousand years
from their eyes; and Thor with his giant hammer will leap up and smash
the Gothic cathedrals. And when that crash comes, it will be like
nothing heard before in history."
- Heinrich Heine, 1834