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Mother & Child Isles
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The Mother & Child Isles are a large island (the mother) and small island (the child) situated next to each other in the Great Sea in The Wind Waker.[1]

Features and Overview

Fishman's Comment

Hoy! Small fry!

Mother & Child Isles

They say that inside the ring of rock that makes up the perimeter of that island, there lives an incredibly beautiful fairy! But the thing is, nobody's ever met her. Supposedly, the only way you'll ever meet her is to take a ride on a whirlwind and drop inside that rock perimeter from the sky above. Doesn't sound easy, fry...

Tingle's Comment


Mother & Child Isles

Northwest of there is the Forsaken Fortress. Because of the currents, the waves around there are very high. As people stopped going around that place, monsters began to settle in instead. Do I know everything, or what?

The Mother Island is actually a Fairy Fountain which serves as the home of the Fairy Queen. However, it is surrounded by a high rock wall, so the only way for Link to access it is to use the Ballad of Gales, which is learned from Cyclos. This will warp him inside the Mother Island. Once Link rescues his sister Aryll from the Forsaken Fortress, he can enter the Mother Island to receive the Fire and Ice Arrows from the Fairy Queen. The Fairy Queen will not appear before Link until after he rescues Aryll.

On the Child Island, which can be easily accessed by boat, Link meets a Wandering Merchant. A Blue ChuChu, and Rown, one of the Korok inhabitants of Forest Haven, can also be found here.

Minor Enemies

Similar Landmarks

Mother-and-Child Rocks

The Mother-and-Child Rocks in Twilight Princess

The Mother-and-Child Rocks[2] are a notable part of Zora's Domain in Twilight Princess. The structures can be found in the central waters near the base of the waterfall, and are the only area where the native Reekfish congregate. In the game, Link must catch a Reekfish in order to obtain the Reekfish Scent and thus find his way to Snowpeak Top.

The Mother-and-Child Rocks are an obvious reference to the Mother & Child Isles found on the Great Sea in The Wind Waker; however, it is unlikely that the two are related, as the rocks are much smaller in size than the islands. Also supporting this is the fact that it has been confirmed that Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker take place at the same period in alternate timelines.


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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Mother & Child Isles
French-speaking countries French Île Géminée Twin Island
Federal Republic of Germany German Mutter und Kind-Insel Mother and Child Island
Italian Republic Italian Isola della Diade Island of Dyad
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Islas Madre e Hija Mother and Daughter Isles


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 260
  2. "Reekfish live close to the two stone formations we call the Mother-and-Child Rocks. They've got a distinct smell that some find a little...gamey...but they're packed with nutrients, so they're revered and well cared for." — Zora (Twilight Princess)
Islands in The Wind Waker
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Forsaken FortressStar IslandNorthern Fairy IslandGale IsleCrescent Moon IslandSeven-Star IslesOverlook IslandFour-Eye ReefMother and Child IslesSpectacle IslandWindfall IslandPawprint IsleDragon Roost IslandFlight Control PlatformWestern Fairy IslandRock Spire IsleTingle IslandNorthern Triangle IslandEastern Fairy IslandFire MountainStar Belt ArchipelagoThree-Eye ReefGreatfish IsleCyclops ReefSix-Eye ReefTower of the GodsEastern Triangle IslandThorned Fairy IslandNeedle Rock IsleIslet of SteelStone Watcher IslandSouthern Triangle IslandPrivate OasisBomb IslandBird's Peak RockDiamond Steppe IslandFive-Eye ReefShark IslandSouthern Fairy IslandIce Ring IsleForest HavenCliff Plateau IslesHorseshoe IslandOutset IslandHeadstone IslandTwo-Eye ReefAngular IslesBoating CourseFive-Star IslesGreat Sea Map TWW.png

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