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I heard once a rumor regarding whether or not you could enter Fado's house in Twilight Princess. I now understand that it's impossible, but it was a popular belief back in early 2007. I'll see if I can find enough information regarding this, then see if it can be covered in the article. --K2L 23:05, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I remember that, sounds good. Here's something else. How about things popularly believed to be a myth, but are actually true. I recall back in the day, a lot of people believed that the Hylian Loach was a myth in Ocarina of Time. Just spinning ideas here.User:Matt/sig 23:52, June 2, 2010 (UTC)
Although that would need to be included in a separate section, in order to differentiate them from actual hoaxes. BTW, after a bit of researching, I could find some interesting information in regards of Fado's house, so I guess I can put a section about that. --K2L 00:05, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Ha, reminds me so much of that show Mythbusters. Perhaps we can have that whole Busted and Confirmed system that they have.User:Matt/sig 00:23, June 3, 2010 (UTC)
Here are some more that other folks might want to elaborate on:
  1. Unfreezing Zora's Domain in OoT
  2. Obtaining the Triforce in OoT
  3. The Sky Temple (hah!)
  4. The Odyssey of Hyrule mentions something about a pyramid in the Haunted Wasteland, but I had never heard of that: link, last paragraph
  5. Finding the Unicorn Fountain
That's all I could think of for now. Dany36 02:28, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Obviously we'd include as many myths as possible. I have only heard of most of those and don't exactly know much about them.User:Matt/sig 02:34, June 4, 2010 (UTC)

I noticed that the Wind Waker section fails to mention Quill, the Rito postman who is first seen on Outset Island. This is the only location I have found that you are able to see him facing the screen. He can also be met on Dragon Roost Island, as you are climbing to the circular room where you meet the chieftain, but he is looking toward the peak of the island. In both of those instances, you cannot have the Deluxe Picto Box unless you are in the second quest. All of his other roles are during cutscenes. Kyro-Dizzy 18:17, 13 August 2012 (EDT)

Misleading Title

I saw this and was hoping it would be an article on actual Zelda mythos. Anyway, here's what I said in skype:

I could add so many to that, but the title sucks.... Back on NSider, we had a mythbusters type group, People wrote to us asking questions and we checked them out. Some of the funniest stuff came in too like:

"Hey guys, when I use the wishing well in LttP and it gives me a fortune of having "Terrible Luck", I always go get some more money and throw it in for a better outcome. I never knew if it did anything or not so I want you to find out for me."

The page title they have should reflect the out-of-universe style and fan generatedness of the subject: "Fan rumors and myths" or something. "Myths in LoZ" is misleading bc there's actual Zelda mythos. User:Axiomist/sig 20:34, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
The page would be renamed to Fan Myths in The Legend of Zelda Series or Rumors of The Legend of Zelda. There are options. This made me remember the humorously punny name given by TV Tropes to these types of rumors (Urban Legends of Zelda); should we copy them? XD XD.
BTW, we were missing you, Axiomist. At least I was. --K2L 22:40, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Guys, chill out. No need to resort to complex solutions. It's not that complicated. First off, they're not exactly rumors. This is as simple as one word change. I doubt we'll have objections to at least this much so I'll just do it.User:Matt/sig 23:03, June 7, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Matt, you're at a wiki, consensus is sought, valued, and weighed for it's worth. At least it's supposed to be. Seeing this page, the challenges talk page, and a few others, I see that may not be the case here anymore. Anyway, the title is still goofy. It works for the cameos page, because the term cameo doesn't change meaning from one to the other. These unintended "myths" aren't quite comparable to the development team's myths.
I appreciate the sentiment K2L! I'm not really back tho. I just thought I'd suggest this awkwardly titled page to be reviewed. I should have checked the history and saw that God himself created it and it's perfect as-is. Ah well, experience tells me there's no point in pressing the issue; and any comments I make here will be met by Chill out. So I'll stay out this time. User:Axiomist/sig 15:16, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd like to reopen this: "Misconceptions" would be a much more accurate title, as while misconceptions can be myths, the two terms are not synonymous, and myths is just an awkward word to use for a title that is both about a modern subject, and includes its own fictional mythos.KrytenKoro (talk) 15:20, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

OoT Ice Arrows

Many people think that the Ice Arrows are permanently Missable if they take the wrong path, but there is a well-hidden key should you take the wrong path, could this be used as a myth? SuperMarioSuperFan 15:34, 6 August 2010 (EDT)

Yeah! It's even in the Gerudo Training Ground page. :) Dany36 22:42, 4 August 2010 (EDT)


Running Man Myth

Hi there. I read here that the Running Man can't be defeated. However, this video here shows that he can? But he doesn't give you anything, it seems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCtAUrZbUk&feature=related What do you guys make of this? OkamiTakahashi 19:08, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

Sorry dude, that video is fake. That video is on the page under the Running Man section and it says its fake. Zelda4life 19:15, 24 March 2011 (EDT)

Maginfying Lens

I have something interesting to note about this. While playing LADX on my brother's 3DS, I went to the Wind Fish's Egg without opening the book because I forgot all about it. When I got there, I decided I would be lazy by saving, going to the book, and then reloading my save so I could just start back at the egg without having to walk back. I followed the instructions in the book...and discovered that they DID NOT WORK. Confused, I returned to the book and opened it again...to my dismay, the book had different directions. This was on the same file, mind you. This tells me that the game generates random instructions when you read the book for the first time. If there is no proof of anyone navigating the egg without reading the book, this "myth" just became a reality. Of course, maybe it's exclusive to LADX, I don't know. I'd like someone to test this on the original LA. Get the lens, go to the library, save, open the book, reload the save, and open the book again. If the instructions are different, the myth is not a myth.User:Justin/sig 20:47, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Just checked on LA and LADX. Even using savestates, the path is picked at random the first time you read the book. However, that doesn't necessarily change its myth status. You might be able to go through the egg by trying all 4 possible paths (look under "directions") without reading the book. Further testing is required.— Abdul [T] [C] [S]  08:00, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Queen of Fairies Bow Error

It says on the content page under Nintendo Gallery that "speaking to the Queen of Fairies without having the Bow [does not allow obtainment of it's Legendary Pictograph]." It is impossible to meet the Queen of Fairies without the bow, because you need the Ballad of Gales to get into the Mother Isle, and you need the bow to beat Cyclos and get the song. The text should probably say "speaking to the Queen of Fairies before rescuing Arryl". --Person777 18:02, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

This page seems useless

Sorry if it seems rude of me to say this, but why do we have this page? It does talk about the games, yes, but is it really key information needed on a wiki? Unless we create walkthrough pages then why should we have this page? Even if we had walkthrough pages these would be on the walkthrough page about whatever game the "myth" is from. Even things like "In the early days of Ocarina of Time, when word of the Hyrule Loach first started to spread, many people believed it to be purely a myth." should be somewhere else, maybe on the trivia of the Hyrule Loach page. This page is a collection of information that could be put elsewhere or that does not belong on this wiki. I think we should move the relevant information to the relevant pages and then delete this page. Dark Mirror's Link (talk) 20:00, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

These are significant parts of the fandom history. I agree they should not be in the mainspace (Community:, preferably), but they're worth reporting on in a way that clearly separates them from canon information.KrytenKoro (talk) 22:30, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I have a feeling that you only read the title of this and not what I actual wrote. I stated that the information on this page could easily belong to many other pages or do not really belong on this site, after that I stated why. You did not address my points on the matter so I have no way of knowing if you are simply responding to the title or if you are actually responding to what I wrote. Dark Mirror's Link (talk) 22:47, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Then reread what I posted, specifically the last line. Throwing them into the trivia sections for a hundred different articles would not only divest them of the core concept (that these are urban legends of Zelda), but also invite those pages to become repositories for "I know this is fake, but my cousin's brother's friend's uncle told me this was true once." The mainspace articles, like Zephos, should not only not contain misinformation, they shouldn't even discuss the concept of misinformation unless it's something that the official material later referenced (i.e., if a later game somehow referenced the rumor that you could get the Triforce as an item in OoT). Or in other words...I can just barely stomach that we're discussing fandom hoaxes and lies on this page -- if that nonsense started infecting other pages, I'd go apes***. I personally would like the info to stay on one page.KrytenKoro (talk) 23:38, 5 February 2014 (UTC)