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Sound Horizon – Shinwa (Mythos)

April 14, 2014

Shinwa (Mythos) – 神話 (Μυθος) – Legend (Mythos)

始源 世界には唯混沌あり 軈て 万物の母なる者の目醒め
母なる者 混沌より子を成さん 其は即ち 創世の三楽神である

In the beginning, chaos filled the world. After a while, the mother of all life awakens.
She creates children from this world of chaos. They are the genesis. They were gods we call Muse.

長兄神と末妹神が交わり朝神と夜女神
次兄神と末妹神が交わり太陽神と月女神が生まれた
朝神と夜女神から大地女神の眷属
太陽神と月女神から海原女神の眷属が生まれた
母なる者 自ら天空双神の眷属を生み
最後に【死すべき者】――即ち人間を創った

Rythmos and Harmonia conceived Eos and Nyx.
Melos and Harmonia conceived Helios and Fengari.
Eos and Nyx conceived the relatives of Gaea.
Helios and Fengari conceived the relatives of Thalassa.
The Mother herself conceives Ouranos, [1]
In final conceives Thanatoi which bears Hellenes. [2]

時を運ぶ縦糸…命を灯す横糸…
其を統べる紡ぎ手…其の理を運命と呼ぶならば…
嗚於…女神よ…貴柱はどんな世界を織り上げるおつもりか?

Chronos, the vertical bearer of time… Bios, the horizontal flame of life…
The weaver of the universe uses both strings… If this is the reason we call it destiny…
Oh… Goddess, what kind of world will thou weave?

第六の地平線『Μοιρα』

The 6th Horizon “Moira”

創世詩奏で始めた 神話華やぐ時代
語り手は誰ぞ
謡い手は誰ぞ
詩女神の娘達

souseishi [Genesis] kanadehajimeta shinwa [Mythos] hanayagu jidai
Katarite wa dare zo (Katarite wa warera)
Utaite wa dare zo (Utaite wa warera)
Harmonias

Genesis began to be played, in an era when Mythos flourished
Who are the tellers? (We are the tellers)
Who are the singers? (We are the singers)
Daughters of the Goddess of Song [Harmonias]

長女・Ιωνια 次女・Δωρια 三女・Φρυγια
四女・Λυδια 五女・Αιορια 六女・Ροκρια

Ionia, Doria, Phrygia
Lydia, Aeolia, Locria

The eldest daughter [Ionia], the second daughter [Doria], the third daughter [Phrygia]
The fourth daughter [Lydia], the fifth daughter [Aeolia], the sixth daughter [Locria] [3]

我等【詩女神六姉妹】

Tis Harmonias

We are the six sisters, daughters of the Goddess of Song

【風神眷属の王国:Ανατολια】⇒【戦女神眷属の王国:Θρακια】⇒
【火女神眷属の王国:Μακεδονια】⇒【地女神眷属の王国:Θεσσαλια】⇒
【光神眷属の王国:Αιθρια】⇒【智女神眷属の王国:Βοιοτια】⇒
【水神眷属の王国:Λακωνια】⇒

The Kingdom of Anemos -> The Kingdom of Mache
The Kingdom of Photia -> The Kingdom of Gaea
The Kingdom of Phos -> The Kingdom of Dynamis
The Kingdom of Hydra ->

Anatolia, the Kingdom of Anemos -> Thracia, the Kingdom of Mache
Macedonia, the Kingdom of Photia -> Thessalia, the Kingdom of Gaea
Aethria, the Kingdom of Phos -> Boeotia, the Kingdom of Dynamis
Laconia, the Kingdom of Hydra -> [4]

Notes:

[1] Eos is the god of dawn, Nyx the goddess of night, Helios the god of the sun, Fengari the goddess of the moon, Gaea the goddess of the earth, Thalassa the goddess of the sea, and Ouranos the god of the sky. With the exception of Fengari, they are all actual figures in Greek mythology, although none are Olympians and many are relatively minor. (Eos’s gender has also been changed for the purposes of Moira‘s mythology.)

[2] A better translation of the Japanese lines here would be “And last came those who bear death [Thanatoi]—namely, the mortals [Hellenes, lit. Greeks].”

[3] The Harmonias are named after the types of diatonic scales, although there’s no Mixolydia, presumably because that sounds a bit silly as a name.

[4] Oh boy, more deities! Anemos is the god of wind, Mache the goddess of war, Photia the goddess of fire, Phos the god of light, Dynamis the goddess of wisdom and/or strength (depending on whether you go by the Japanese or the Greek; if she’s an Athena-analogue, both may be appropriate), and Hydra the god of water. Unlike the previously-mentioned deities, none of these (to the best of my knowledge) actually appear in Greek mythology, although of course there is a monster called the Hydra. All the places mentioned are actual regions of the Hellenic world except for Aethria, oddly enough.

The words in square brackets are what is sung, where it differs from what is written in the lyrics booklet. The stanzas in parentheses are not in the lyrics booklet and have been transcribed by ear.

(Original lyrics by Revo.)

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