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Wind's Requiem

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"Wind's Requiem"
Wind's Requiem Monument.png
Game(s)
Instrument(s) Wind Waker
Note(s) WWup.pngWWleft.pngWWright.png
Power(s) Change the direction of the wind
Learned in Dragon Roost Island
Song

The "Wind's Requiem" is the first song Link learns in The Wind Waker.

Learning Location

The requiem is learned upon reading Zephos's monument behind Dragon Roost Island with the notes inscribed on it. This melody allows Link to control the direction of the wind, but it only works outside in the overworld.

Uses

The "Wind's Requiem" plays a major role in The Wind Waker, for it is necessary to constantly change the direction of the wind in order to navigate the many islands of the Great Sea, as well as to favor flight with the Deku Leaf. In later parts of the game, playing this melody on certain tiles will make a treasure chest appear, usually containing a Triforce Chart in the Great Sea or a Treasure Chart in some dungeons, having a similar role to Zelda's Lullaby in Ocarina of Time.

In The Wind Waker HD, the Wind's Requiem is no longer needed for sailing once the Swift Sail is obtained. The upgrade automatically changes the direction of the wind to the King of Red Lions's heading.

Trivia

  • Interestingly enough, the "Wind's Requiem" can be used to change the direction of the wind during the final boss battle against Ganondorf on top of his tower, although doing so does not change anything with the outcome of the battle.
  • "Epona's Song" has the same directional notes as the "Wind's Requiem". Its tune is also similar to the first three notes of the "Song of Time".
  • Similarly to Zelda's Lullaby, the Wind's Requiem is another alleged reference to the Triforce, with one directional note for each crest of the Triforce.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the "Wind's Requiem" can be obtained as soon as the Wind Waker is acquired. If the song is played at the start of Dragon Roost cavern (the room Link obtains the first bottle in), the wind will blow in one direction continuously until the room is left or he falls in the lava.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 風の唄 (Kaze no Uta) Song of Wind
French-speaking countries French Mélodie du Vent Wind's Melody
Federal Republic of Germany German Lied des Windes Song of Wind
Italian Republic Italian Canzone del Vento Song of Wind
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Melodía del Viento Wind's Melody

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