字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Theseus Against The Minotaur IN THIS REMOTE EPOCH, WHEN HISTORY WAS MERGED WITH LEGEND, IT IS TOLD THAT ZEUS SENT A HIDEOUS MONSTER CALLED THE MINOTAUR TO CRETE TO PUNISH THE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLAND FOR AN OFFENSE AGAINST THE GODS. PERIODICALLY THE CRETANS OFFERED THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN AS SACRIFICES TO THE MINOTAUR AND THE VICTIMS WERE THROWN INTO THE LABYRINTH WHICH WAS THE MINOTAURS LAIR. The dreadful hand of death hangs over the head of our dear queen Pasiphae. Receive oh Minotaur the sacrifice of our virgin youth in tribute to thy vast glory For this grant but this wish lord of evil, take not from us our queen's life. Minos, can the blood of a young girl really help to save the life of the queen? Do not we both have young daughters? What shall you say if one day the Minotaur demands the life of your own child? Minos I beg of you, there is still time. You may yet stop the priest's hand. No power may thwart the will of our gods. No! No please! NO! Thou art chosen to be sacrificed to the divine Minotaur. Oh please no! Oh no no, Let me go! NO! Mother! Mother! Stop up my ears! Erase the cries from my head lord! The Minotaur accepts the sacrifice which is offered him, and grants his benevolent protection once more to Crete. - There they come. - Yes there she is. Yes, it's the queen. A sacrifice to save the queen, they say. And so another victim has gone to that monster. Father... You have spoken to absolve us? Yes but it was useless. Under our laws they have absolute authority. Curses upon all their heads. On their laws and on their kings too. Hold thy tongue on leash, for he has many spies. Thou beist to me as my own son, know that. But please, for the sake of Alaeus let discretion take precedence now. Minos... The queen fares very badly. She asks to see you. Come. My love... lam dying. No Pasiphae, the Minotaur has been appeased. - The blood of another victim. - But the gods still call for sacrifice. The sacrifice is useless. Like all the others. But before I die, I will reveal to you a secret. In Attica, near Vodium there's a young girl; She is our child. - I have a sister? - Yes Fedra She is your twin. According to our law, one of you should have been offered as a sacrifice to the Minotaur. I couldn't let either of you die. So I told no one of the child's birth and the nurse carried her away secretly to Attica. Where in Attica? Which part? You'll not sacrifice her? If the gods have permitted her to live, it means that they have pardoned you. It is not for me to kill her. Please tell me, where is she? I'll tell you... She lives in a village on the coast of Attica. She thinks herself the child of those who raised her. But you must go. You must find our daughter. Promise that she will live here with her sister... Pasiphae. Pasiphae! Tell me her name. Ariadne... Promise me that human sacrifices will be abolished. Do you swear it? I leave you now... My time... How will you justify to the gods that your other daughter was not sacrificed? If the gods have not punished my wife nor chastised Crete it means our sacrifices to the Minotaur were needless. That all our laws are mistaken. They're inhuman! - Minos! - Inhuman! And today as before, our sacrifice is useless. A mother has lost her daughter... And Pasiphae is lost to me forever. But think what this means; What of the future of your reign? Silence Syril! My father is right. Ariadne shall return to Crete. But, before her return you will tell no one of our secret. To be sure of this, you'll bring her back yourself. Tomorrow you leave for Attica, in my own ship. I am pleased that you also desire the presence of Ariadne here. I will leave you now to go watch over your mother. The death of Pasiphae has dealt a blow to his senses, and to yours Fedra. Your sorrow conquers your reason, but think of what this means to you. I know exactly what this will mean for me. You shall go to Attica alone. No one shall know of it. And if need be, you are to hire the men you need there. - You will find the girl. - I will find her. And you shall place your sharpest dagger through her heart. Well, we'll soon be there. We must find fresh horses though. Then we'll make time. In Athens you can rest all you like. We've been gone five years. We've been through the most incredible adventures, and you've become as famous as Hercules, and now we breathe the air of Attica again. You're like a lamb who hears the bleat of its mother. Don't forget I am the son of the king of Athens. My father needs me, he is very old. I prefer not arrive at all. Then stay with me in Athens a while, and leave later for Crete. No, I miss my own home as you do. Help me! Help me ! Help me... - They're murdering us... - Who is? Where? The Robbers... The bandits! They... attacked the... the village and... - Demetrius... - The bastards! Get all of the girls! Not a single one of them is to escape! Balicae! Get Ariadne! You must save... Save her!... Murderers! Murderous assassins! Mother! . .. Mother! Let me see your face. You bandit! So it's you. You're the one. What a shame that the gods can show no pity. No! Let me go! Demetrius! You are to kill that girl at all costs! I shall meet you later at the ship. But those two are stronger than Hercules! A hundred pieces of gold, plus the slave. The girl must die! - Let's follow them! - Let them go. Was he your father? Yes... I have no one now. Why didn't you let them kill me with the others? What am I going to do alone? Come to Athens with us. You can live in my father's house. It's extraordinary... What? It's amazing how much she resembles our princess. Do you know Fedra, the daughter of the king of Crete? No. I know no one in the world outside of the village. All my life I've lived here. It's amazing... If you had not such a modest air, I should swear you were the princess Fedra. After a five-years absence, you're so homesick all you can think of is your famous Crete. Come... Goodbye... That is Athens. Athens... Always I have dreamt of seeing it. But you want to return to your home? Will you leave because of me? No, but I might have to sleep in a stable. Listen! Theseus is coming! Glory to Theseus! We welcome him! My son, you've come back to us. Those five years were long ones. But, who is Theseus? He's the son of Athens' king. The news of your great feats has reached us even here. Nothing is much changed in Athens except me, I've grown much older. You are like good wine, father; your goodness only grows with age. Let me present my friend, this is Demetrius who has fought a hundred battles at my side. His father, Xanthus, is one of the ministers of the king of Crete. You're welcome in my house. And that young girl, whose beauty would seem more like a goddess's than a mortal's. Who is she? Her name is Ariadne. The bandits destroyed her village and murdered her parents, so I brought her home to you. You too are welcome in this house my child. Come. What beautiful hair you have. Theseus has entrusted you to our care. When we have finished with you, you will be lovely as the queen. You shall see.