【希腊众神系列】”十二试炼”的大力神Hercules

Creation of Milky Way

Keywords:

Hercules (大力神:赫拉克勒斯)

Milky Way (银河)

Hydra (九头蛇)

12 Labours of Hercules (十二试炼)

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Most Greek heroes were said to be demigods born out of a union between a
divine father and a mortal mother. They were human but they were said to
possess magnificent powers. They were warriors, lovers and world
redeemers, but always under the watchful eyes of their parent gods of
all the semi-divine heroes.

大部希腊敢于之老爹是天,母亲是凡人;这些英勇本是平流,却持有强大神力,他们是勇士、情人、世界的救赎者,但大爷天神常常关注着当时多半人数半神的人间英雄。

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Hercules symbolised the ultimate superhuman. No feat was beyond his
reach. He was born the son of a mortal woman and the supreme god Zeus
who took advantage of Hercules his mother by disguising himself as her
husband. Zeus’ wife the goddess Hera became jealous of the infant
Hercules, she attempted to have two snakes strangle him and his mother,
while they were sleeping. However, the fearless infant killed the snakes
with his small but mighty hands. At age eight, Hercules was said to have
strangled a lion who had been killing flocks of sheep. As an adult,
Hercules’ strength and bravery stood unrivalled but he eventually
reached a crossroad in his life.

Hercules象征终极超人。他强大的Zeus之子(宙斯就作成了Hercules母亲丈夫的相貌,欺骗了Hercules母亲)。Zeus之妻Hera嫉妒婴孩时期的Hercules,趁着Hercules母子二口熟睡时,用蛇缠绕住他们。然而,无所畏惧的婴幼儿用强劲有力的微手杀死了蛇。八年度时,据说Hercules扼死了一度伤及羊群的狮;成年晚,Hercules的能力以及勇气还是无人只是与,但最后他到了人生的十字路口。

Baby Hercules strangling asnakesent to kill him in hiscradle(Roman
marble, 2nd century CE).                                           

“One day, he was walking down a path and two goddesses appeared to him
and they were the personification of justice and of good, and he had to
make a choice between an easy path and an easy life and one that would
involve being a just person performing labours and deeds for the good of
mankind.”

“某日,Hercules沿道路走,两个掌控公平、正义的天神显灵,要他以个别长条路上进行分选:一长凡自在惬意的路;一漫漫凡成公平之士,为全人类善行善举。”

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The Choice of Hercules

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At the time, Hercules was not aware of which road he would take. He
eventually fell in love and married, but the goddess Hera was still
determined to seek revenge on him. She cast a spell over Hercules, and
in a fit of madness, he murdered his own children. Later, when he
realised what he had done, Hercules contemplated suicide as a last
resort. He sought the advice of the Oracle at Delphi, the priestess
advised Hercules that he could redeem himself by serving a king for 12
years. The king instructed Hercules to embark on a series of tasks. If
he could complete them, he would be elevated to the status of God and
allowed to join the other divinities on Mount Olympus. The feats became
known as the 12 labours of Hercules.

立马的Hercules没觉察及自己会选啊条路。他最终恋爱并结合,但Hera却没放弃报仇的决定。她于Hercules施了魔咒,使得他发疯时谋杀了团结之男女。后来,意识及好的所作所为经常,Hercules想要自了断,他到达Delphi向神请旨,牧师建议外报效某君主12年。国王指挥他好了平多重任务。若能够做到,Hercules将升级也上帝,跻身奥林匹斯山之众神之位。后来这些职责让称为Hercules的”十二试炼”。

The 12 Labours of Hercules

12 Labors of Hercules

Among these dangerous tasks, Hercules had to strangle a voracious lion
which had been devouring animals and humans. Alike, he also stabbed and
burned the multiple heads of the Hydra, a dragon-like beast who was
destroying peasant crops. And he placated a herd of man-eating horses by
feeding them the flesh of the master.

这些困难功绩中,Hercules需要扼死吞噬动物和人类的物欲横流狮子;同时,他刺伤并燃烧了Hydra的多颗头颅(Hydra是坏粮食作物的龙形怪兽);甚至,他所以人数肉喂养烈马,平息了食人烈马的怒。

Pieter paul rubens, ercole e i leone nemeo

Hercules and the Hydra(ca. 1475) byAntonio del Pollaiuolo; the hero
wears his characteristic lionskin and wields a club

Hercules Fighting Horses

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Hercules triumphed in completing his twelve labours and became a symbol
of courage at the end of his mortal life. Hercules had to be burned
alive to melt all his corruptible and mortal parts. Then, it was said he
ascended Mount Olympus to join the rest of the gods in ancient times.
Sanctuaries were built all over the Mediterranean in honour of this
great hero, but whether Hercules really existed is a riddle buried under
a sea of broken marble and fragments of pottery for centuries.
Archaeologists have been searching for answers as to whether heroes such
as Hercules ever existed or if they were simply figments of imagination
sprung from the minds of the ancient Greeks. The answer to these
questions may be buried under massive ruins discovered in Hissarlik.

Hercules完成了十二桩功绩,弥留之际成为了胆子的象征。Hercules必须让活在烧好,才能够了事腐化堕落的下方情节。据说他提升至奥林匹斯山巅、跻身古代希腊众神。地中海地区修建了大量圣所来怀念这员勇猛,但Hercules是否都真正是直接还是同样志谜题,这个谜题藏匿于大片的大理石和陶罐碎片中。考古学家一直当摸谜底,以寻找Hercules这样的大无畏是否在,亦要他们只是古希腊人凭空想象出来的。这些题材的答案藏匿于Hissarlik的断壁残垣之下。

Hisarlik Ruins

Source from: Youtube

Dictated by: Nieve

Translated by: Nieve

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