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Gerudo Symbol

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Gerudo Symbol
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The revised Gerudo Symbol
Game(s)

The Gerudo Symbol is a recurring symbol in The Legend of Zelda series. It is frequently seen in connection with the Gerudo tribe.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

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The revised Gerudo Symbol on the Mirror Shield

In Ocarina of Time, the Gerudo Symbol appears on various switches, blocks, flags, and the Mirror Shield. In the Nintendo 64 version, it resembled a mirrored version of the symbol commonly used to represent the Islam faith. It was later replaced in subsequent versions with a new symbol first introduced in Majora's Mask, as it violated Nintendo's own policy of avoiding religious material in their games.[1]

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Gerudo Symbol appears within the Pirates' Fortress in Aveil's chamber.

Oracle Series

Both Veran from Oracle of Ages and Onox from Oracle of Seasons display the Gerudo Symbol on their armor. Onox has the symbol emblazoned across his chest plate, whereas Veran displays the symbol wrapped around both of her shoulder pads.

The Wind Waker

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The Gerudo Symbol on Nabooru's stained glass

In The Wind Waker, the Gerudo Symbol appears in the stained glass representing Nabooru found within the Master Sword chamber in Hyrule Castle, beneath the Great Sea. It also appears on Ganondorf's Sword.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, a slightly altered version of the Gerudo Symbol can be seen on Ganondorf's cloak and the front of Zant's garments. A crest faintly resembling the Gerudo symbol can also be seen on Telma's clothes.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, the Gerudo symbol appears in Gerudo Town and on clothing worn by Riju.


The revised Gerudo symbol seems to resemble a dragonfly's head, perhaps hinting that the Gerudo tribe was named after the Gerudo Dragonfly, located in Lanayru Desert.

Gallery

References

  1. Pop Fiction: Season 1: Episode 9: The Fire Temple Chants [Update 1], GameTrailers (Video), published May 2012, retrieved January 15, 2017.