霓卡女神頌

 

霓卡女神頌

胡里安地區(古代中東)的月亮女神贊歌

 

I have made offerings to the goddess

我向女神獻上供品

 

That she will open her heart in love,

希望她會喜愛這些供品而且感到開心

 

And that my sins will be forgiven.

希望我的罪過可以得到赦免

 

May my jars of sweet sesame oil please her, 

願我獻上的甜芝麻油可以取悅她

 

That she may look kindly upon us, 

願慈祥的女神眷顧我們

 

And make us fruitful.

讓我們家瓜瓞綿綿,

 

Like the sprouting fields of grain,

像發芽的良田一樣等待豐收

 

May women bring forth with their husbands

願女人和她們的丈夫成家立業

 

And may those who are yet virgins 

願目前還是處女之身的女孩們

 

One day be blessed with children.

早生貴子,兒孫滿堂

 

譯註:這首贊歌的原文歌詞已經遺失。英文歌詞是專家學者們的猜測。

 

翻譯:Patrick  Shih

 

出處:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8tfBLvlN98