‘The Legend of Zelda’: Who Are Din, Farore, and Nayru, the 3 Golden Goddesses?

The Legend of Zelda series has built up the Kingdom of Hyrule to include different races, timelines, and even a pantheon of gods. The manual of A Link to the Past first mentioned the higher beings leaving behind the Triforce. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Great Deku Tree revealed the names of the three Golden Goddesses, Din, Farore, and Nayru. Here’s everything you need to know about Princess Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf’s higher-ups.

Princess Zelda using the power of the 3 Golden Goddesses Din, Farore, and Nayru to fight a Guardian from 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
Princess Zelda fighting a Guardian from ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ | Nintendo

‘The Legend of Zelda’ Golden Goddess Din represents the Triforce of Power and Ganondorf

According to The Legend of Zelda Timeline, the Golden Goddesses, Din, Farore, and Nayru, created the Kingdom of Hyrule and left behind the powerful relic, the Triforce.

It grants the wish of any who wields it, but if someone without a balance of the three virtues – power, courage, and wisdom — it splits in three, one piece going to an individual that best represents one of the traits.

Din is associated with fire, the color red, and the top part of the gold triangles, the Triforce of Power. When the complete Triforce separates, the Triforce of Power often goes to the evil Ganondorf.

According to the Great Deku Tree in Ocarina of Time, Din “cultivated the land and created the red earth.”

Of all the races in Hyrule, the mighty Gorons most represent Din, such as Champion Daruk from Breath of the Wild, as they are known for their power.

‘The Legend of Zelda’ Golden Goddess Nayru represents the Triforce of Wisdom and Princess Zelda

The second Golden Goddess in The Legend of Zelda series is Nayru, who is often associated with water, the color blue, and the lower left of the gold triangles, the Triforce of Wisdom. When the Triforce separates, the Triforce of Wisdom often goes to Princess Zelda.

When the Great Deku Tree tells Link the origin of Hyrule in Ocarina of Time. He said Nayru “poured her wisdom onto the earth and gave the spirit of law to the world.”

The Zora Tribe most represents her, as even their symbol in BOTW is the crest of Nayru.

While the three goddesses have only appeared in flashbacks and statues, their influence on Hyrule appears throughout the series. Areas like the Lanayru Desert and the BOTW dragon Naydra take their name from Nayru.

In Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, two oracles take their names from Din and Nayru. However, whether these oracles were mortal reincarnations of the goddesses themselves remains unclear.

The final Golden Goddess in The Legend of Zelda series is Farore. Nintendo associates her with forests, wind, the color green, and the lower right of the Triforce, the Triforce of Courage. When the Triforce separates, the Triforce of Courage often goes to Link.

When the Great Deku Tree tells Hyrule’s creation in Ocarina of Time, Farore, “with her rich soul, produced all life forms, who would uphold the law.” While she generally created diverse life, the Kokiri, Korok, and Kikwi Tribes represent her most.

Areas like the Faron Woods and the BOTW dragon Farosh take their name from Farore. While an oracle named Farore appears in the Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons games, Farore does not have her own game named after her. However, Nintendo and Capcom had planned for one.

There’s every detail you need about the three Golden Goddesses, Din, Farore, and Nayru, in The Legend of Zelda series.

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