Great Deku Tree's Meadow

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Great Deku Tree's Meadow

The Great Deku Tree's Meadow is a location from Ocarina of Time. It is a grassy expanse separate from the rest of the Kokiri Forest. Link may not access it until he obtains the Kokiri Sword and purchases the Deku Shield. Mido believes "Mr. No Fairy" is not prepared to meet with a deity until he meets these minimum requirements.[1] Once Link obtains said items, Mido allows Link to pass through the narrow, winding passage filled with Deku Babas.

Upon defeating these enemies, Link meets with the Great Deku Tree who informs Link of the curse Ganondorf placed on him.[2] Link may only purge said curse by traversing the game's first dungeon-Inside the Deku Tree-and defeating its boss, Queen Gohma.

After completing this task, the Great Deku Tree reveals he would have died had Link completed the assigned task or not. Ganondorf's curse destined him to an untimely demise. The Great Deku Tree proceeds to inform Link of the Golden Goddesses, the Triforce, and the creation of Hyrule. The Great Deku Tree awards Link with the Kokiri's Emerald before passing away.

Seven years later, the Kokiri Forest is overrun with enemies after Ganondorf's ascension to power. Link must travel to the Forest Temple located in the Sacred Forest Meadow in order to awaken its sage, Saria. After doing so, the Kokiri Forest is peaceful once more and a Deku Tree Sprout surfaces in the Great Deku Tree's Meadow.[3]

References

  1. "Hey you! "Mr. No Fairy!" What's your business with the Great Deku Tree? Without a fairy, you're not even a real man!" — Mido, Ocarina of Time.
  2. "Thou must never allow the desert man in black armor to lay his hands on the sacred Triforce... Thou must never suffer that man, with his evil heart, to enter the Sacred Realm of legend... That evil man who cast the death curse upon me and sapped my power... Because of that curse, my end is nigh... Though your valiant efforts to break the curse were successful, I was doomed before you started... Yes, I will pass away soon... But do not grieve for me... I have been able to tell you of these important matters... This is Hyrule's final hope..." — Great Deku Tree, Ocarina of Time.
  3. "Hi there! I'm the Deku Tree sprout! Because you and Saria broke the curse on the Forest Temple, I can grow and flourish! Thanks a lot!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.