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【书籍搬运】Ark’ay, the God of Birth and Death 阿凯,生与死之神

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原文地址:http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Tamriel:Ark%27ay%2C_the_God_of_Birth_and_Death
作者:Mymophonus
翻译:yahoocom

据说神曾经也和我们凡人一样.阿凯,掌管生与死的神,曾经却是一个普通的小店主.但和平常人不一样的是,他对获取知识有着强烈的欲望;因此他最大的爱好就是尽可能的收集更多的书籍.

一天,他被一本讲述生与死的书籍所困扰.这本书讲述了人间生与死的秘密,以及存在这个世界上的理由.但这本书晦涩的语言和令人捉摸不定的语句使他一直钻研了几个月.在学习这本书几个月后的一天,他终于发觉自己开始了解作者要表达的意思了.

在接下去的日子里,他一直醉心于研究这本书籍以至于他忘了周围的所有事物:他的生意下滑的厉害最后导致了破产;他的一些朋友也不再来看望他了;他甚至忽略了一种可怕的瘟疫正袭击了他所居住的城镇,他的家人也准备离开他了.

正当他觉得这本书给他展现了一个新的世界的同时瘟疫感染了他,并使他倒下了.尽管他的家人努力的照看他但他还是慢慢地走向死亡.就在死亡的边缘,他向爱之神玛拉做了祷告,并表达了他的心愿:他希望玛拉给他更多的时间,这样他才可以完成对那本书的研究.

“为什么我要给你这个特例,阿凯?”玛拉说道.

“圣母玛拉,我已经快理解这本书中所说的生与死的意义了.”阿凯回答道,“如果在给我一点点时间学习和思考,我想我应该可以去教导他人了.”

“去教导他人好像是你现在才想出来的借口吧”,玛拉说,“出生和死亡的意义是什么?”

“在宇宙中存在了太多的灵魂,它们远远比人间的生物还要多.但在人间,一个灵魂却可以有着学习和进步的目标.如果没出生的话,灵魂是不可能学到经验和知识的;如果没有死亡,那出生将会没有空间.”

“虽然不是最好的解释,但你的回答的确包含了一些道理.如果你能花更多时间学习的话你应该可以提高.”玛拉沉思后说到.“但我不可能给你更多的时间,但我可以命你在那个领域的不朽的劳者.你觉得怎么样??”

“我不理解你的话,圣母玛拉.”阿凯说到.

“我给你一个选择.你是选择立即死去还是选择成为像我们一样的神呢?但是成为一个神并不是一件容易而又快乐的事情.作为生与死之神,你将要控制人世间生死的平衡.你将会为你的抉择是否正确而一直头疼,苦恼.告诉我你的决定.”

阿凯思考了很久,时间就像被凝固了一般.许久,他回答道:“圣母玛拉,如果我的研究不是完全错误的话,我现在唯一的选择就是接受这个包袱并尝试把生与死的教义传播到人间.”

“好了,你现在就是阿凯,生与死之神.”

新手注释:
Ark’ay——————-九圣灵之一,掌管生与死的神

Mara———————-九圣灵之一,爱之神

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Ark'ay, the God of Birth and Death
by Mymophonus the scribe
How Ark'ay was transformed from a shopkeeper into the God of Birth and Death

So be it known that the gods were once as we. Ark'ay, the god of death and birth, was an ordinary shopkeeper whose only unusual characteristic was a passion for knowledge. To indulge his hobby he became an avid collector of books on almost any subject he could find in print.
One day he stumbled across a tome which purported to tell the secrets of life, death, and the purpose of existence. After months of studying the convoluted logic, written in opaque language, he thought that he was finally beginning to understand what the author was saying.
During this time he became so intent on understanding the book that he ignored everything else: his business started to slide towards bankruptcy, his few friends stopped visiting him, he ignored the plague which was ravaging the town, and his family were ready to leave him.
Just as he felt that the book was opening visions of new worlds, the plague brought him low. His family tended his illness out of a sense of duty, but he slowly sank towards death. So, as a last resort, he prayed to Mara the mother-goddess to allow him enough time to complete his studies of the book.
"Why should I make an exception for you, Ark'ay?" asked Mara.
"Mother Mara, I am finally beginning to understand this book and the meaning of life and death" he answered, "and with a little more time to study and think, I should be able to teach others".
"Hmmm, it sounds to me like that 'teaching others' is an afterthought to appeal to me", she replied. "What is the reason for death and birth?"
"There are far more souls in the Universe than there is room for in the physical world. But it is in the physical world that a soul has an opportunity to learn and progress. Without birth, souls would not be able to acquire that experience, and without death there would be no room for birth."
"Not a very good explanation, but it does have elements of truth. Maybe with more study you could improve it," she mused. "I cannot give you 'a little more time'. I can only condemn you to Eternal labor in the field you have chosen. How say you to that?"
"I do not understand, mother," said Ark'ay.
"Your choice is to either accept the death that is so close or to become a god with us. But a god is not an easy nor pleasant thing to be. As the god of death and birth you will spend eternity making sure that deaths and births stay in proper balance in the physical world. And, in spite of what you believe you understand, you will always agonize over whether your decisions are truly correct. How do you decide?"
Ark'ay spent what seemed to him as an eternity in thought before answering. "Mother, if my studies are not completely wrong, my only choice is to accept the burden and try to transmit the reasons for death and birth to humanity."
"So be it, Arkay, God of Birth and Death."

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