(Editor’s Note: This is a crossposting of an article I wrote at the Desert Colossus. My intent in posting it here is to expose the issue to a wider audience. Oh, and there’s minor name spoilers ahead, I suppose, so for safety’s sake it behind the cut it goes. Oh, and I please ignorance if this issue has been resolved elsewhere.)
That said, let’s continue…
As part of a little photographic expedition I’ve been conducting in Twilight Princess, I present to you this interesting little mystery—what is written above the entrance to Lakebed Temple? So far in Hyrule, we’ve seen two scripts: TP and TWW. Here’s another one to throw in the mix: Greek.
Ignoring for a moment the enormous contradiction of an “Earthling” alphabet in this game, let’s figure out what this means. No real Hellenophone myself, I really can’t make out everything on the following screenshot:
(Note: two more versions of this image can be found at the original post at TDC, one negative-ized, and the other grayscaled.)
This is what I’ve figured out on my own:
The only coherent part I have is ΒΝΜ, which means (transliterating the Greek to Roman alphabets) “VNM”. So, yeah, this won’t be easy.
Anyways, I’m calling on any classics studies or Hellenes to help fill in the blanks (the question marks) and make sense of this mystery, and figure out if this odd little presence of the Greek Alphabet in Hyrule is just a something intended to stump us, or holds a greater secret.Follow This Entry | Leave a Response | Trackback
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