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'Instrument'

I've always thought that Medli's instrument was a Lyre, rather than a Harp. Is it ever stated to be a harp within the game though? If not, perhaps we should consider what the most accurate name would be. Just a thought! (Glad this finally has a page!) -- RustyCage 17:34, 6 May 2010 (EST)

Yep! It says so on the Nintendo Gallery figurine description:
Her greatest treasure is her harp that she carries on her back.
I think that's one of the few times that they actually say "harp" though. Dany36 21:49, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
The word "harp" is so bland, though. In the name of interest, I hereby change the name of her instrument to "lyre". Just kidding.
  1. REDIRECT User:Cipriano/sig 03:33, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Harp in A Link Between Worlds

There's been a bit of a disagreement over the picture of a harp in A Link Between Worlds, particularly what it's a picture of.
I personally say it's a picture of the Goddess's Harp, and not Medli's Harp, but others feel it's Medli's Harp because it's beside a picture of Makar's Violin (and perhaps for other reasons, I'm not certain).
However, I stand by my statement as it looks nothing like Medli's Harp. Medli's Harp is much more elongated and has a plate on it. The harp depicted looks much more like the Goddess's Harp, having no significant differences in design. Also the point of it being beside Makar's Harp making it indisputably Medli's Harp is, in my opinion, akin to saying a sword bearing a distinct hourglass shape on the hilt is the Master Sword simply because it's next to a picture of an Ocarina. - TonyT S C 13:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Why would they pair the Goddess's Harp beside Makar's Violin when there was a well-known pairing of Medli's Harp and Makar's Violin together in a previous game that was quite big? I think it is fairly obvious the harp pictured, regardless of what style it takes on, is meant to represent Medli's Harp just as the violin is meant to represent Makar's own. Neither of them is identical to the way they appeared in The Wind Waker, but the pairing of them together is an obvious reference to the pairing of the two instruments in The Wind Waker. Everything in A Link Between Worlds looks slightly different from how it appeared previously, so your argument about it looking closer to the Goddess's Harp is irrelevant, as most things in the game that harken back to previous games look slightly different. The important thing here is the pairing of the two together, and it's fairly obvious what the two pictures are meant to represent in my opinion. I would thank you to not edit what I posted either, as I don't see anything to support your view beyond your visual argument (take away the metallic part at the bottom of Medli's Harp and they actually look identical by the way). The pairing of the harp with the violin is a stronger argument, given how important they were in The Wind Waker. If the harp was pictured alone, sure it would likely be meant to be a reference to the Goddess's Harp possibly, but it's paired with a violin, and we all know where we saw a harp and violin together last. Ghirahim87 (talk) 19:11, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
I understand the connection between the harp and violin, but I agree with Pakkun. The harp on the wall looks nothing like Medli's Harp. It's a very good picture of the Goddess Harp. However, given the exact wording on the article right now, I don't think the trivia should be removed. Regardless of design, the pictures are a harp and violin - the same instruments used by Medli and Makar. However, I don't think it's a stretch to say that the picture of the harp can represent both Medli's Harp and the Goddess Harp. I think we should add a note on the Goddess Harp page mentioning there being a "picture of the Goddess Harp on the wall" - whereas this article references only that there are pictures of a harp and violin side-by-side as "a reference to the two instruments used by the Sages in The Wind Waker."
In other words, it's a picture of the Goddess Harp, but it's a reference to Medli and Makar. --Joshua (Yumil) (talk) 04:35, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Already done. On the page for the Goddess's Harp, I mentioned that a harp similar to it was shown beside a violin, and that while the harp that appeared was similar to the Goddess's Harp, it was meant as a reference to the instruments used by the Sages from TWW. Ghirahim87 (talk) 05:15, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Rename to Rito Harp?

Since this is its name in HW, whereas it goes unnamed in Wind Waker, should we move it to this non-canon but official title instead of conjectural? Peanutjon (talk) 15:53, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Yep, I've moved everything over, but if you spot anything I've missed, feel free to get it. - TonyT S C 19:13, 5 April 2016 (UTC)