Posted on November 24 2017 by Michaela El-Ters
Din, Nayru, and Farore, the Golden Goddesses of Hyrule, are among the most powerful beings in the Zelda universe, combining their power to create Hyrule at the beginning of time. Fatigued from their work, the Goddesses retreated to the heavens, and ever since, they have rarely become involved in the chaos that befalls Hyrule, shrouding their beliefs and values in mystery. Even in Skyward Sword, the first game in the timeline, there is little to mention of the Golden Goddesses, but the prologue leaves the door open for future games to occur before it and explore their origins further, as evidenced by this quote,
“If I said that a certain title was the ‘first Zelda game,’ then that means we can’t ever make a title that takes place before…so for us to be able to add titles to the series, we [place] the titles before or after each other.” – Eiji Aonuma
Because of this, I think there’s a lot of potential for a game to revolve around the Goddesses in physical form and their creation of the world. Who are the Goddesses, why did they create Hyrule? Why was Hylia tasked with protecting Hyrule while they remained in the heavens? Perhaps during a conflict with Demise and his demon army, the Goddesses can appear and assist the heroes. The Goddesses are fascinating figures in the lore, and I would be interested to see more of them. What do you guys think? Do you want to see the Goddesses involved in the story more? Let us know in the comments!
Michaela El-Ters is an Original Content Editor at Zelda Informer. For more of her Zelda articles, check out her blog.
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