Statue of the Goddess
|Spoiler Alert! This article describes a subject that is sensitive to plot development.|
The Statue of the Goddess is a massive Goddess Statue that can be found watching over Skyloft from the Isle of the Goddess. The statue is intended to resemble the goddess Hylia, the deity that fought off the Demon Tribe, rallying other races to imprison Demise. This statue has a significant role throughout the story, from beginning to end. After his victory in the Wing Ceremony, Zelda gives the Sailcloth to Link atop the statue as part of the Ceremony of the Goddess. Link also first receives the Goddess Sword from Inside the Statue of the Goddess, as part of his first encounter with Fi. It is also the place where he will put several tablets which will allow him to access various regions of the Surface. Smaller Goddess Statues appear in other places sacred to Hylia, the Skyview & Earth Springs and the Isle of Songs.
It is later revealed that beneath the giant statue lies Sky Keep, Skyward Sword's final dungeon. Sky Keep is where the Triforce is kept, where it was sealed away by Hylia herself. Once all Triforce pieces are collected, Link and Fi will appear on top of the statue with the completed Triforce. On Link's wish, the Statue of the Goddess and its island will break off from Skyloft and descend into the Sealed Grounds, returning to its position before being raised to The Sky, crushing and killing The Imprisoned. Once Demise is again defeated in the past, Link and Zelda appear on top of the statue yet again, this time with Link strumming the Goddess's Harp.
Breath of the Wild
While Goddess Statues are present in every settlement and Hylia's sacred springs, the only one which may be the Statue of the Goddess which once adorned Skyloft and the Sealed Grounds sits in the Forgotten Temple. By far the largest remaining statue, it is described by the monks as the "oldest Statue of the Goddess".
Tears of the Kingdom
The Forgotten Temple's Goddess Statue, described in Breath of the Wild as the "oldest Statue of the Goddess", is no longer upright when Link finds it, and can no longer be successfully prayed to.
|This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.|
Close-up of the "toppled" Goddess Statue in the Forgotten Temple in Tears of the Kingdom
- The Statue of the Goddess seen in Skyloft has a similarity to the real world Christ the Redeemer statue that looks over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.