Legend of Zora
|The Legend of Zora|
The Legend of Zora is a piece of Zoran folklore mentioned in Ocarina of Time, probably passed down in the Zora tribe orally or in written form. According to this legend, those who offer a fish to the patron deity of the Zoras, Lord Jabu-Jabu, will become happy. The Zora who mentions this legend only does so if Link answers that he has been to see Jabu-Jabu when asked. If Link answers no, the Zora merely says that he should go see him.
The fact that the legend is referred to as the "Legend of Zora," in quotes, and is slightly grammatically awkward, may be a deliberate reference to the name of the video game series itself, The Legend of Zelda . This is, incidentally, one of the only concrete hints in the game that the player should offer a fish to Jabu-Jabu to progress in the adventure.
- "Lord Jabu-Jabu is the patron deity of the Zoras. Princess Ruto is in charge of preparing his meals, morning and night." — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
- "According to the "Legend of Zora," the act of offering a fish to Lord Jabu-Jabu will make you happy." — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
- "Have you seen Lord Jabu-Jabu?" — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
- "Oh, that's not good. Everybody who comes around here should see Lord Jabu-Jabu at least once! Zora's Fountain is just beyond King Zora's throne. That is where Lord Jabu-Jabu swims. But... unless you have King Zora's permission, you can't go to Zora's Fountain." — Zora (Ocarina of Time)