It is my theory that, because of the other provinces being named after the goddesses, the Fourth God/dess is named something similar to Ordona. Variations could be Ord, Ordo, or simply Dona. This would be the Goddess of the Tetraforce.
Provincial status speculation
In the game Ordona is named a province. OK, it's a province what does that mean. It means that it is not ab independent political entity (i.e. state/nation), it is part of a larger kingdom. So Ordona is under the banner of some other kingdom. This is most likely Hyrule, as a province pays tribute (in this case a shield and sword) to its patron state. One can argue all they want whether or not Ordona is really part of Hyrule. One can also argue whether nuts are really big seeds. I, for one, follow the idea that it is a feudal province: it has partial autonomy, but recognises the dominance of the parent kingdom, and pays tribute to it. Thus we can establish that Ordona is a fief. This can lead to a more in-depth discussion about the structure of Hyrule itself: It is a kingdom, it is divided into at least five provinces, each seemingly with their own departments for government. Then we have Ordona. Paying tribute is something important to the townsfolk. There are reasons one can speculate: 1. Ordona has been recently annexed to Hyrule, whether militarily, voluntarily or through aggressive diplomacy. This would mean that the tribute would be their first ever, making it very special. 2. the specific tribute was asked by the royal family SPECIFICALLY from the townsfolk. Whether this means that they respect the local skills, or require this from every new annexation, one can argue. 3. the townsfolk have little to give or to get, so anything to do with the royal family has an awe -factor. Tounushi 00:31, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
|You have...never been to Hyrule, right? In the kingdom of Hyrule there is a great castle, and around it is Castle Town, a community far bigger than our little village. ...And far bigger than Hyrule is the rest of the world the gods created.|
|— Rusl speaking to Link in the opening sequence of Twilight Princess|
- Not to destroy your entire theory here but, uh, I'd say that this quote here rather disproves most of that. —Ando (talk) 01:56, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
|Oh, no, I don't believe he's from Hyrule proper at all. No, my understanding is that he's from the small neighboring province of Ordona. This may sound horribly elitist...but people who do not know the city simply do
not know fear.
|— Shad speaking about Link's recent battles with the rest of the The Group.|
Wow I haven't been here in a while. Anyway I'd like to add something to this that kinda supports that Ordona is separate from Hyrule. I'm assuming that "The Group" is pretty up to date with Hyrule issues as they are constantly strategizing(not a word) and since they know much about Hyrule's history.--Green 02:43, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
I think it's worth adding that the name "Ordona" seems to be an NOA translation quirk as the map actually says "Latoan" in Hylian and that name is reflected in every other language. Dekler 23:39, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Not part of Hyrule
Throughout the game are multiple mentions of Ordon not being part of Hyrule and Link being seen as an outsider by Hyruleans, with not a single line implying otherwise. Aonuma has also stated that you begin the game outside of Hyrule and travel to it later. So why is one of the opening sentences "Ordona is not considered a part of Hyrule proper by some, although it is never specifically made clear if Ordona is part of Hyrule or not."? I don't see where this ambiguity comes from. Drillzer (talk) 20:53, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
- It's probably meaning to say that it's not part of Hyrule Kingdom, but it's unclear if it's part of the land of Hyrule itself. Those are separate (but often complementary) concepts so it's an important distinction. TriforceTony (talk) 22:43, 17 March 2019 (UTC)