Uagadou瓦加度

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By J.K. Rowling Originally published on

on Jan 30th 2016

J.K.罗琳 原载于 2016年1月30日

[Wag-a-doo] Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools (for advice on locating these, see here), there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years) and achieved an enviable international reputation: Uagadou. The largest of all wizarding schools, it welcomes students from all over the enormous continent. The only address ever given is ‘Mountains of the Moon’; visitors speak of a stunning edifice carved out of the mountainside and shrouded in mist, so that it sometimes appears simply to float in mid-air. Much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa, and Uagadou graduates are especially well versed in Astronomy, Alchemy and Self-Transfiguration.

尽管非洲有许多较小的巫师学校(关于这些学校的位置,请参阅这里),但只有一所学校经受住了时间的考验(至少有一千年),并获得了令人羡慕的国际声誉:乌加杜。它是所有魔法学校中规模最大的,欢迎来自整个大洲的学生。唯一的地址是“月球山”;游客们谈到一座令人惊叹的建筑,它雕刻在山坡上,笼罩在薄雾中,有时看起来就像漂浮在半空中。许多(有些人会说是全部)魔法起源于非洲,乌加杜的毕业生尤其精通天文学、炼金术和自我变形术。

The wand is a European invention, and while African witches and wizards have adopted it as a useful tool in the last century, many spells are cast simply by pointing the finger or through hand gestures. This gives Uagadou students a sturdy line of defence when accused of breaking the International Statute of Secrecy (‘I was only waving, I never meant his chin to fall off’). At a recent International Symposium of Animagi, the Uagadou School Team attracted a lot of press when their exhibition of synchronised transforming caused a near riot. Many older and more experienced witches and wizards felt threatened by fourteen-year-olds who could turn at will into elephants and cheetahs, and a formal complaint was lodged with the International Confederation of Wizards by Adrian Tutley (Animagus: gerbil). The long list of celebrated ex-students produced by Uagadou includes Babajide Akingbade, who succeeded Albus Dumbledore as the Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards.

魔杖是欧洲人发明的,虽然非洲巫师在上个世纪把它作为一种有用的工具,但许多咒语只需用手指或手势就能施出。这为瓦加杜学生在被指控违反《国际保密法》时提供了一条坚固的防线。(“我只是在挥手,我从来没想让他的下巴掉下来”)。在最近的阿尼玛吉国际研讨会上,Uagadou学校的团队吸引了很多媒体,他们的同步转化展览几乎引起了骚乱。许多年长的和更有经验的男女巫师感到了14岁的孩子的威胁,他们可以随意变成大象和猎豹,阿德里安·图特利向国际巫师联合会提出正式投诉(阿尼马格斯:沙鼠)Uagadou制作的一长串著名的往届生名单包括巴巴吉德·阿金巴德,他接替阿不思·邓不利多成为了国际巫师联合会的最高领袖。

Students receive notice that they have gained entrance at Uagadou from Dream Messengers, sent by the headmaster or headmistress of the day. The Dream Messenger will appear to the children as they sleep and will leave a token, usually an inscribed stone, which is found in the child’s hand on waking. No other school employs this method of pupil selection.

学生们会收到通知,他们已从当时的校长或女校长派来的“梦想使者”那里获得入学许可。梦的使者会在孩子们睡觉的时候出现,并会留下一个标记,通常是一块刻有文字的石头,这是在 孩子醒来时的手。没有其他学校采用这种选拔学生的方法。

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