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Deep Woods

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Deep Woods
The Deep Woods as seen in-game
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Deep Woods is a location in Skyward Sword. Considered to be the deeper and more dangerous part of the Faron Woods, it is accessible once Link has obtained the Slingshot from the Kikwi Elder, Bucha. It contains the first dungeon of the game, the Skyview Temple.

Features and Overview

The Deep Woods sits at the heart of the Faron Woods. It becomes accessible once Link manages to locate all of the missing Kikwis for the Kikwi Elder, Bucha, and is rewarded with the Slingshot. It consists of a small, branching path alongside a large canyon. Many tightropes, acting as bridges across sections of the canyon to other parts of the woods, lead to shortcuts and treasure. Remains of ancient architecture are spread throughout the forest. The Deep Woods contain Link's first of many interactions with Goddess Cubes,[1] which Gorko the Goron has been investigating as part of his research.

The first dungeon of the game, the Skyview Temple, is located inside the Deep Woods, and Link returns here multiple times. Link's initial reasons for visiting are to search for Zelda and recover the Ruby Tablet to reveal another rift in the Sky. The second time Link visits the temple, now inhabited by stronger enemies, is to retrieve Sacred Water from the Skyview Spring to heal the wounds of Faron, the Water Dragon.

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TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 森の奥 (Mori no Oku) Deep Woods
Canada FrenchCA Cœur de la forêt Heart of the forest
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Confines del bosque


  1. "If I remember right... Yup, this is one of the things the goddess was said to have left behind for the hero of legend. Pretty amazing, right? I even thought up a name for these things. I have been calling them Goddess Cubes! Makes sense, right?" — Gorko (Skyward Sword)

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