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“我不擅长......计算。这一项是密涅瓦的擅长所在。”
―Jupiter to Desmond Miles, on Minerva's skill with numbers, 2012.[来源]-[记忆]

密涅瓦(Minerva)是一名伊述科学家,圣谕者,以及卡皮托里尼三神的一员。作为三神的一员,她与认知之父朱庇特,智慧之母朱诺达成了密切合作来预防第一次灾难及其再次的发生。

虽然由于伊述人无法及时自救,第一文明最终被大灾变摧毁,密涅瓦还是幸存了下来。随着她族人的灭绝以及自己的末日将近,密涅瓦竭尽全力阻止威力巨大的伊述武器被人类继承。

为此,她专注于失落的伊甸三叉戟,并策划了优越事件以便人类能在发现三叉戟后将其毁灭。[2]

在2012年,密涅瓦死前留下代替她行动的一个全息投影在可以与第一文明后裔戴斯蒙德迈尔斯在大神殿面谈之前,先通过了另一个后裔“先知”埃齐奥奥迪托雷达佛罗伦萨与戴斯蒙进行了短暂接触。

名字[]

由于其漫长的一生以及作为人类女神的传承影响,密涅瓦在生前身后以众多名字为人所知。她最早的已知名称是MervaMera,但随着人类宗教的发展,出现了一些不同,有时也是同时期的称谓。她被古代的希腊和埃及人称为雅典娜Athena);[2]被古罗马人称为密涅瓦,Athena's Roman counterpart who shared her portfolio, to the ancient Romans;以及被印度教徒称作辩才天女Saraswati)。[2]其他名字也包括被凯尔特人称为苏利丝Sulis[2](有时也合并为Sulis Minverva[3]),以及被诺斯人称为瓦尔Vör[2]格萝德Gunnlöð)。[4]

生平[]

Minerva was present at Saturn's assassination by his human servants just as he was agreeing with her assessment that humanity's potential was growing beyond their creation as an Isu slave workforce.[5]

讨论对策[]

“各个神殿中的知识都汇集至同一地点。对这些知识进行分类,抽样和审查,是我,密涅瓦,以及朱诺三人共同的使命。”
―Jupiter, in the Nexus.[来源]-[记忆]

在先行者的奴役下,人类开始起义,随之爆发了人类-第一文明战争。密涅瓦是当时未参战的第一文明成员之一,她意图寻找保护双方免于毁灭的方法。[6]

得知太阳耀斑即将袭来后,密涅瓦协助朱庇特和朱诺建造了一些地下神殿并在其中研究对策。他们三人还负责掌管各个神殿的信息枢纽——大神殿[6]

他们先后尝试了六种方法并已几近成功,但还没来得及实施,大灾难就降临了。几个星期的时间里,太阳耀斑席卷地球,人类和第一文明几乎全部灭亡。[6]

密涅瓦作为幸存的先行者之一,和她的其他同胞们一样,被人类尊为神灵。她在人类中有诸多称谓,包括Merva和Mera,最终以密涅瓦(Minerva)之名死去。[6]

传承[]

During the Peloponnesian War, the Spartan misthios Kassandra encountered a woman posing as the goddess in Korinthia. The woman claiming to be "Athena" tasked Kassandra with completing various tests to prove her worth.[7][8][9][10] Some time later, inside Aletheia's simulation of Atlantis, the Spartan encountered the Isu botanist Neokles who was concerned that she was a follower of Minerva when she asked if Atlantean flora was able to grow without artificial assistance.[11]

密室中的信息[]

“愿我传达的讯息能够长存,记述我们所失去的一切,亦携一份希望寄予你们。”
―密涅瓦对戴斯蒙德[来源]-[记忆]

密涅瓦和埃齐奥在梵蒂冈密室对话。

1499年12月28日,密涅瓦在当时被称作梵蒂冈密室的一座圣殿内以全息影像的形式出现在埃齐奥面前。但她只是称呼他为先知,因为埃齐奥只是她与通过 Animus 重温埃齐奥的记忆的戴斯蒙德·迈尔斯交谈的一种方式。[12]

密涅瓦通过触摸埃齐奥手上的伊甸苹果简短地“表示感谢”,并纠正了他对她是女神的误解,因为她只是“来得更早”的人之一。密涅瓦告诉他她只是通过他直接与戴斯蒙德交流,尽管埃齐奥困惑地说他们是此间仅有的两个人。[12]

密涅瓦详细叙述了人类是他们族人的创物、战争的细节以及第一次天灾。盼望着她的信息给人类带来希望,密涅瓦告诉戴斯蒙德找到神殿并恢复她、朱庇特和朱诺一直在执行的工作,这样世界就可能得救。在将这个责任委托给戴斯蒙德并警告他小心“十字”之后,密涅瓦的全息影像便消失了。[12]

密室对话[]

(进入密室后)

  • 密涅瓦: (对埃齐奥))你好,先知。很高兴见到你。让我看看吧。谢谢。

(埃齐奥拿出苹果,密涅瓦‘扫描’了苹果)

  • 密涅瓦: (对戴斯蒙德)我们必须沟通。
  • 埃齐奥: 你是谁?
  • 密涅瓦: (对埃齐奥)我曾有很多名字。我死前叫密涅瓦(Minerva),在那之前是Merva,还有Mera。等等等等……还有其他人:朱诺(Juno)曾经叫Uni,朱庇特曾经叫Tinia。
  • 埃齐奥: 你们是……神明。

密涅瓦和埃齐奥在梵蒂冈密室对话。

  • 密涅瓦: (笑)不,不是神明。我们……只不过来的早些。我们行走于地球上时,你的种族无法理解我们的存在。我们只不过……更加发达而已。当时你们的头脑还没准备好。(转向镜头/戴斯蒙德)仍未准备好,或许永远都不会准备好了。不管如何,即便你们无法理解我们,但你们可以理解我们的警告。你们必须理解。
  • 埃齐奥: 我无法理解你所说的事。
  • 密涅瓦: (对埃齐奥) 我们的信息并不是给你的。
  • 埃齐奥: 你在说什么?这里没有其他人了!
  • 密涅瓦: 够了!我不想跟你对话,而是通过你对话。你是先知,你的任务已经完成了。你和他联系在一起,但请安静!让我们安静地交谈。
  • 密涅瓦 (对戴斯蒙德) 听着。当我们还拥有肉体时,当我们的家园依然完整时,你们背叛了我们。背叛了你们的造物主。给予你们生命的我们!我们很强大。但你们却数量众多。我们发起了战争。我们太专注于地球上的麻烦,并未察觉来自天堂的灾难。等我们注意到时……这个世界已化为灰烬。故事本应结束。但你们是我们按照自己的形象创造出来的。你们是为了生存而存在的。所以你们活下去了。我们数量很少——两个种族都是。我们需要牺牲。力量。同情心。我们终于重建了家园。当生命回归这个世界……我们努力不让悲剧再次重演。
但我们正在消亡。时间紧迫无比。让我的言语带来希望吧。你必须找到剩下的圣殿。那些知道避免战争的人所建造的圣殿。他们保护了我们——让我们躲开了那火。如果你能找到他们……如果他们的成果得以留存……这个世界或许就能留存。快点。时间不多了。小心十字,很多人都会阻挡你们。完成了。信息已经传达。我们将从这个世界消失。我们所有人。我们已经无力继续。剩下的就靠你了。戴斯蒙德。
  • 埃齐奥:什么?谁是戴斯蒙德?我不明白!请等一下!我有太多问题了!

(密涅瓦消失)

影响[]

2012年,戴斯蒙德所在的现代刺客小队看到了埃齐奥与密涅瓦会面的记忆,他们发现密涅瓦触碰苹果后使得苹果发生了改变,这将对他们寻找余下的神殿有所帮助。他们随即前往罗马,意图取回这枚苹果。[13]

不久,戴斯蒙德也与朱庇特进行了对话。朱庇特提起密涅瓦时评价说,精密的计算“从来是密涅瓦的强项”。[6]

大神殿中[]

2012年12月21日,戴斯蒙德小队进入大神殿内部的主密室,在此见到了朱诺的全息影像。令朱诺恼怒的是,密涅瓦突然出现,她解释说朱诺当年是被她封印在此,同时揭穿了朱诺企图征服世界的阴谋。密涅瓦给了戴斯蒙德两个选择:任凭世界燃尽,由幸存的少数人类主宰自己的命运;或者牺牲自己保全世界,同时成全朱诺的野心。[1]

密涅瓦正在解释释放朱诺的后果。

在朱诺的提议下,密涅瓦向戴斯蒙德展示了可能的未来——如果戴斯蒙德选择让太阳耀斑摧毁地球,大地将断裂,火焰将喷向天空,而戴斯蒙德和他的刺客小队将毫发无伤地回到地面,并决意立下新的基础,让如此灾难不再降临世间。戴斯蒙德会鼓励幸存者重建世界,成为人们追随的象征。灾难的痕迹会淡去,人类文化亦会复兴。[1]

然而,戴斯蒙德终将死去,只留下一段记忆,一笔遗产。他在后人的追忆中成为英雄,成为传奇,并且最终成为神灵。与他相背的言论将被斥为异端,原本意在维护生命的话语将成为肆意杀戮的理由。他死后,圣殿骑士会再度崛起,历史将陷入循环之中。 [1]

戴斯蒙德听从了朱诺的建议,情愿牺牲自己去保全现存的世界。他相信无论朱诺的计划如何,活下来的人们必能找到阻止她的办法。他不顾密涅瓦的恳求触碰了基座,因太阳耀斑的作用燃烧致死。与此同时,朱诺却再度获得了自由。[1]

Other[]

In 2018, through an Animus modification of Layla Hassan, one of the lieutenants recruitable aboard the Adrestia in her Kassandra session was named Athena based on the goddess.[14]

Mythology[]

Statue of Athena within the Sanctuary of Olympia

In Greek pantheon, Athena was among the twelve mightiest,[14] having been born from the head of Zeus.[15] She was regarded as the goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, arts, commerce, and crafts,[15][14] gaining multiple epithets along the way.[14]

As such, deeds she was said to have performed or have been a part of were numerous. Among the most notable of these was her rivalry with Poseidon over the patronage of the polis Athens.[16][17]

The contest between Athena and Poseidon begun when Kekrops, the first king of Attika, found himself in need of a patron deity for his city. While Poseidon offered either a salty spring or a horse, Athena struck the ground with her spear, and an olive tree sprouted from the spot. Athena's gift was deemed more valuable, and thus she won the contest and the city became known as Athens.[17]

Another tale recounts how Athena built the legendary ship Argo with Argos the shipwright. While Argos did most of the work, Athena allegedly carved the bow of the ship from one of the sacred oaks in Dodona.[18]

In the story of Perseus, the legendary founder of Mycenae and the slayer of Medusa, Athena aided in his task to defeat the Gorgon by giving him a mirror-bright bronze shield.[19]

Athena also helped the hero Herakles with at least some of the tasks assigned to him by King Eurystheas of Mycenae. Athena gave Herakles a golden sword with which to cut the Hydra's immortal head.[20] She was also there when Herakles cleaned up the stable of King Augeias of Elis.[14] She gave the rattle Hephaistos had crafted to Herakles to help him with the Stymphalian birds.[21] And she aided him[14] when he was told to retrieve the golden apples from the garden of the Hesperides.[22] [23]

One of Athena's iconic features is the garment she was said to have worn, the Aegis.[24] In artworks of Athena made by ancient Greeks typically presented this as a sash with snakes and the Gorgon Medusa's head.[14]

Behind the scenes[]

Concept art of Minerva by Martin Deschambault

Minerva is a mythological figure and character introduced in Assassin's Creed II where she is voiced by Margaret Easley. Historically her known aliases and names were actually separate deities. Created as an "Isu", the Assassin's Creed series' ancient civilization that predated everything.

Minerva's name is ultimately derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *men-, meaning "mind, understanding, reason; to think." Although Minerva claims to have been once known as Merva and Mera, historically Athena was never known by these names. Athena/Minerva's Etruscan name was Menrva.

Minerva was represented by one of the statuettes that could be collected in Monteriggioni, and could be paired with a statue of Jupiter. The pair's description read "Here sits the king of all Olympus, and beside him stands Wisdom, to guide his rule." The statuette of Minerva seems to be based on the statue of Athena sculpted by Leonidas Drosis for the modern Academy of Athens, making its presence in the game anachronistic.

In Assassin's Creed: Renaissance, Minerva was seen in the Vault with an owl on her shoulder. The owl, frequently associated with Athena, has come to be known a symbol of wisdom in its own right. In the novel, Minerva's speech to Desmond was also replaced by her explanation of her existence to Ezio, with no mention of Ezio being the Prophet.

Through real-world syncretism, Minerva was revered as 'Sulis Minerva' by the Romano-Britons of Bath, Somerset in the United Kingdom.[25] Notably, Bath is where the Aegis armor, said to have been worn by Minerva, was found by Michel Reuge in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate and the Isu herself stated that Sulis was one of her many aliases in Last Descendants – Fate of the Gods.

琐闻趣事[]

  • 密涅瓦是罗马的智慧、战略、艺术、商业、纺织等物之神。密涅瓦来自于更老的伊特鲁利亚文明中的Menrva。希腊神诋雅典娜也对密涅瓦的存在有极大的影响——两个神诋的性格和特征都极为相似,罗马文明也深受希腊文明的影响。
  • 奥迪托雷庄园可以找到密涅瓦和朱庇特的雕像。
  • 密涅瓦知道埃齐奥和戴斯蒙德的存在,这暗示先行者可以通过某种方式看到未来。
  • Minerva一词的来源(原始印欧语(Proto-Indo-European)的mn-和拉丁语的men-)将她和“记忆”、“纪念”和“回忆”等概念联系在一起,和他在游戏中的角色相似(帮助刺客/人类记起他们的过去)。这和朱诺一名的来源——“警告”——类似。
  • 密涅瓦、朱诺和朱庇特是卡皮托尔三神(也是伊特鲁利亚三神)。
  • 在小说《刺客信条:文艺复兴》中,密涅瓦肩上有一只猫头鹰。猫头鹰的概念则和古希腊建筑中女神雅典娜有关联。
  • 而在《刺客信条:辛迪加》中,密涅瓦的服装埃癸斯则被弗莱姐弟通过解开米歇尔·鲁格的谜题,而重新发掘出来,在肖恩对其的解释中,也表明了密涅瓦是战争女神。
  • 在小说《刺客信条:兄弟会》中,密涅瓦通过埃齐奥对戴斯蒙德说的那段经典对白也有在书中出现。

Gallery[]

Appearances[]

参考与注释[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 刺客信条III
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 刺客信条:末裔 - 诸神的命运
  3. 刺客信条:英灵殿Temple of Sulis Minerva
  4. 刺客信条:英灵殿数据库:格萝德
  5. Assassin's Creed: Uprising
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 刺客信条:启示录
  7. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTest of Judgment
  8. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTest of Faith
  9. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTest of Adaptability
  10. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyTest of Courage
  11. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyThe Fate of Atlantis: Judgment of AtlantisLighten Up
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 刺客信条II - In Bocca Al Lupo
  13. 刺客信条:兄弟会
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  15. 15.0 15.1 Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceThe Akropolis of Athens: "Athena Promachos"
  16. Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceThe Akropolis of Athens: "Erechtheion"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceAttika: Contest Between Poseidon and Athena
  18. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyKorinthia: Argo Wreckage
  19. Assassin's Creed: OdysseyA Treasury of Legends
  20. Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceArgolis: The Hydra
  21. Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceArkadia: The Stymphalian Birds
  22. Discovery Tour: Ancient GreeceHydrea: The Golden Apples of the Hesperides
  23. Assassin's Creed IIGlyph 1: "In the Beginning"
  24. Assassin's Creed: SyndicateSecrets of London
  25. Temple Courtyard and Minerva at The Roman Baths, Somerset


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