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Hylia is a character introduced in Skyward Sword. She is the only known worshiped deity in Skyloft with no mention of the three Goddesses or the Triforce, and is known only as "The Goddess". During the prologue of the game, her role in Hyrule's mythology is shown. She was meant to protect an Ultimate Power, which refers to the Triforce, passed down by the "old gods". When the land below is attacked by evil forces, she raises an island of land with the humans and the Ultimate Power on it into the sky. She and the remaining land dwellers fought off the evil forces.


A massive statue known as the Statue of the Goddess can be seen looking over the city of Skyloft. Under the statue lies Sky Keep, where the Triforce is hidden. In the beginning of the game, Fi leads Link to a secret room in the Goddess Statue that houses the Goddess Sword.

She had sacrificed her divine form so she could later be reborn as a mortal. Zelda is the result of this. She regains her memories as Hylia, before going back in time and into a coma to ensure that the seal on Demise, the King of the Evil forces mentioned in the prologue, holds until a mortal with unbreakable spirit - Link - uses the Triforce to kill Demise. When Demise is crushed by the Goddess statue, Zelda awakens but is then kidnapped by Ghirahim, who goes to the past (where Demise is still alive) and resurrects Demise using Zelda's holy power.


  • The statue of Hylia, seen in Skyloft, has a real world similarity to the Christ the Redeemer statue that looks over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.