Mermaid Statue

From Zelda Dungeon Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mermaid Statue
Mermaid Statue Sprite.png

The Mermaid Statue, entitled The Mourning Mermaid by its creator, is a location in Link's Awakening. It can be found in the south of Martha's Bay, one screen below Catfish's Maw. It can be viewed while swimming in the water with the Flippers, but the only way to reach it on land is by going all the way around the bay by foot to a southeastern area with a Buzz Blob and a River Zora. A small pit of water extends across the center of the area, which can be crossed by using the Hookshot to grasp a rock on the other side. The statue is just north from there.

Schule Donavich explains that he made the Mermaid Statue supposedly to resemble Martha.[1] However, it was not fully completed due to the lack of one of Martha's scales.[2] Martha admits that when the artist asked her to pose, he wanted a scale.[3] Once Link obtains a scale by returning Martha's necklace to its rightful owner,[4] he can go to the statue and complete the statue with it. The statue then moves aside to reveal a secret passage, which leads to the Magnifying Lens.

References

  1. " Ya, I am Schule Donavitch! Zee mermaid statue by zee bay iz my masterpiece! ... To tell you zee truth, zis werk iz not complete! Zee art, it'z... difficult for you to grasp, iz it not?" — Schule Donavich, Link's Awakening.
  2. "THE MOURNING MERMAID By SCHULE ? ...A scale is missing..." — In-Game Description, Link's Awakening.
  3. "An artist once asked me to pose for him, and he wanted a scale, too... Can the legend of the Magnifying Lens be true...?" — Martha, Link's Awakening.
  4. "You returned the necklace Text Necklace.png and got a scale Text Scale.png of the mermaid's tail. How will you use this?" — In-Game Description, Link's Awakening.