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Crest of the Gerudo

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Crest of the Gerudo
TLoZ Series Crest of the Gerudo Symbol.png
The Crest of the Gerudo
Game(s)

The Crest of the Gerudo is a recurring symbol in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] It is frequently seen in connection with the Gerudo tribe and the Crest depicts the back of a king cobra.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

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The Crest of the Gerudo on the Mirror Shield

In Ocarina of Time, the Crest of the Gerudo 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.[2]

Majora's Mask

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

Oracle of Seasons

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

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Crest of the Gerudo 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 Crest of the Gerudo can be seen on Ganondorf's cloak and the front of Zant's garments.

Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, the Crest of the Gerudo appears in Gerudo Town, on jewelry worn by Riju, and on the jewelled buckle of the garter Urbosa wears at her hip.

Gallery

References

  1. "Crest of the Gerudo
    The Gerudo crest depicts the back of a poisonous king cobra."
    (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 45)
  2. Pop Fiction: Season 1: Episode 9: The Fire Temple Chants [Update 1], GameTrailers (Video), published May 2012, retrieved January 15, 2017.