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Death Mountain Appearances

Death Mountain appears in other Zelda games. I'm sure it was subtle in The Legend of Zelda, but I also know that the maze of caves in Zelda 2 was supposed to be 'Death Mountain'. If anyone wishes to expand the article with additional information, please do. I can't find the right way to explain it.

Did my best to add the info from those two games, as well as A Link to the Past. Dinosaur bob 11:17, 5 October 2007 (EDT)

Merge

Well Adam tagged it and I support it. I swear it'll be so great to have the weaker articles merged to make a stronger one. The Death Mountain Trail is the exterior of the Mountain, this should be an obvious merge. User:Axiomist/sig 03:18, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't make sense to have separate articles for what is essentially the same place. I agree with the merge. Ionizer 08:59, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Meteorite

Did anybody notice that in Twilight Princess, Death Mountain viewed either from Hyrule Field or from The cliff while howling to the Hero's Spirit, appears to have been crushed by a meteorite? If the Dragon Roost Island theory is correct, then this didn't happen in the adult timeline, but in the child timeline clearly something happened. I looked around this article but it doesnt seem to mention it anywhere. Anybody know anything about this?Takhamavahu 22:25, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Twilight Princess Shape

Is it just me or does it seem as if the mountain in Twilight Princess is shaped similarly to a baked potato or some other dome. The sides look like they are either straight down near the bottom edge of view or that they may even curl slightly inward as if the mountain is shaped like a sphere sitting on the top of the ground. I'm really not sure but is that even possible for a mountain to be shaped that way? It definitely looks interesting, I'm just not sure it could actually exist like that. Either way, it's interesting.

Ragnarok 23:41, 5 January 2011 (EST)

Split Death Mountain and Mount Hebra

In A Link to the Past (at least the Japanese version), the Death Mountain region was called Mount Hebra in the Light World. But in Breath of the Wild, Hebra and Death Mountain are two different locations. Personally, I don't think this inconsistent if Hyrule is a volcanically and tectonically active region and centers of volcanic activity in the real world can migrate their locations over thousands of years, and Hebra is just the old Death Mountain that has since gone inactive save for its hot springs, with the craters and caldera-like depressions giving evidence of its past volcanic activity. This would be good material to contribute to a theories section, but I digress. If these articles are split, it should be noted that the two locations are, at times, one and the same location, but sometimes separate locations, depending on the game. Before BotW was released, I would have said certainly keep these two topics as one article. But considering they are two separate regions (with the entire Lost Woods sandwiched between them) in BotW, a separate article will certainly be needed, including references to Hebra in other games and how/when they overlap with Death Mountain. But that makes me wonder—how do we handle Tabantha? Even BotW never quite seems to makes it clear whether Tabantha is part of a greater Hebra region (as suggested by the map zoomed out and by Hebra Tower's name despite not being in the Hebra Mountains themselves), or whether Hebra is part of a greater Tabantha region (as suggested by the map's non-Hebra Tabantha geography). If Tabantha is the name of the overall region, then the Hebra Mountains certainly overwhelmingly dominate its geography. - Dermotmacflann (talk) 01:09, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

We are developing a page on the Hebra region. The regions within Hebra include Hebra Mountains, Tabantha Frontier, and Tabantha Tundra. There will also be pages on each of these regions and each region that lies within those regions. Sorry, but we will not be treating Hebra and Death Mountain as the same location in any sense. Perhaps a trivia section on Death Mountain's page that states its Link to the Past Japanese Light World shares the same name as Hebra in BotW, WITH proper sources, but that's as far as we will go as to avoid speculation and theory, which we don't do. Your theories are interesting and always appreciated, but they are not for the wiki unfortunately.
-- Hylian pi (talk) 01:36, 7 April 2017 (UTC)

Well, the allusions to a volcano are piling up. Besides the terrain, the craters, the caldera-like depressions and the hot springs, I've also realized that most of Hebra's major lakes are warm enough to swim in unprotected, even deep in the level 2 cold regions. Lake Kilsie and the Flight Range Lake are both warm water lakes, and are both also surrounded by strong gas vents. I've confirmed that when you swim in them, you can take off all of Link's clothes and he's perfectly comfortable, but then is level-2 cold the moment he steps onto the shore. Not all the lakes in the cold region are warm lakes though—lower Hebra Plunge is a warm lake (even right up to the cold shoreline, and the air above the water's surface is also level-2 cold), but the upper Hebra Plunge, its tributaries and the waterfall that spills from the upper to lower Plunge are all too cold to swim in. These also have usefulness to mention in terms of gameplay, because I spent most of my gameplay time in Hebra trying very carefully to avoid Lake Kilsie's water (which I assumed would be chilly) before I finally realized by accident that it's not cold at all.

It would be interesting to observe how any Japanese language Zelda wikis are handling BotW's Hebra vs. ALttP's Hebra, and whether it's treating them as different locations or different versions of the same location. - Dermotmacflann (talk) 00:18, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

I've added commentary to the Hebra article referencing its warm lakes, and added a trivia bullet mentioning the name's past connection to Death Mountain and the Hebra region's similarities to real inactive volcanoes. However, I stopped short of saying outright that Hebra is a volcano or that it is the older Death Mountain (among other fan theories), avoiding "could be"s in favor of only documenting that which is known and directly observable. I hope that satisfies the no-speculation policy. - Dermotmacflann (talk) 05:05, 11 May 2017 (UTC)