July 25, 2020

👭 Knight Challenge #11 👬

Want to try your hand at these challenges? There's a couple of things you can do!
From writing, to research, to images, find your preferred way to contribute with our eleventh theme: Couples!

Latest Announcements

Legend of Zora

From Zelda Wiki, the Zelda encyclopedia
Revision as of 01:25, 26 March 2020 by MannedTooth (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Legend of Zora
Legendofzora.png
Main appearance(s)

The Legend of Zora is a piece of Zoran folklore mentioned in Ocarina of Time.[1]

Overview

The Legend of Zora was likely 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,[2] will become happy.[1] The Zora who mentions this legend only does so if Link answers that he has been to see Jabu-Jabu when asked.[3] If Link answers no, the Zora merely says that he should go see him.[4]

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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "According to the "Legend of Zora," the act of offering a fish to Lord Jabu-Jabu will make you happy." — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "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)
  3. "Have you seen Lord Jabu-Jabu?" — Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "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)