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Mountain Goddess

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Mountain Goddess
Goron (Mountain Goddess).png
A Goron speaking of the Mountain Goddess
Race
Deity
Gender
Female[1]
Main appearance(s)

The Mountain Goddess is a character in Spirit Tracks.[2]

Biography

She is an unseen deity mentioned by the Goron tribe that lives on the mountain in the Fire Realm of the re-established kingdom of Hyrule. A shrine, the Altar of the Mountain Goddess, is built in her honor just beyond the boundaries of Goron Village and is a place of worship for the Gorons, namely their appointed ambassador to the shrine, Kagoron. Few others are permitted to enter her shrine of their own accord, though an exception is made for the young hero Link when he comes to Goron Village and is told to meet with Kagoron.

Link goes to the shrine to meet with Kagoron to inquire about how to meet with the village elder and learn the location of the Fire Sanctuary so that he can restore the realm's lost Spirit Tracks and reach the Fire Temple high atop the mountain. The Gorons send Kagoron to pray to the Mountain Goddess when the mountain becomes violent and unstable, hoping that their patron deity will help calm the mountain's rage (in reality the work of a monster named Cragma). Beyond this, not much is known of the Mountain Goddess's true nature or even her true identity. She is obviously well known amongst the Goron tribe, but no light is shed upon her origins or who she really is within the game, though she appears to be the one the Gorons turn to in times of crisis.

Trivia

  • In the European version of Spirit Tracks, Gorons speak of Mountain Spirits instead of a Mountain Goddess.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Mountain Spirits
French Republic FrenchEU Déesse de la Montagne
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gorodiosa de la Goromontaña (Diosa de la Montaña)

References

  1. "Kagoron is the mountain goddess's messenger. He is praying at her altar for a stop to the volcano's outbursts." — Goron (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "Path to the Altar of the Mountain Goddess" — Sign (Spirit Tracks)