Farore, Goddess of Courage
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
|Appears in||A Link to the Past|
Ocarina of Time
The Wind Waker
- "Farore... With her rich soul, produced all life forms who would uphold the law."
- — Great Deku Tree
Farore, the Goddess of Courage, is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series. She is one of the three Golden Goddesses of Hyrule. Farore, along with her sisters Din and Nayru, came down from the heavens and created Hyrule out of the chaos the land formerly was, each contributing her part in the process. Farore, the Goddess of Courage, created the life forms which would inhabit the land. Upon departure, the three goddesses left the Triforce, the essence of their power, in the Sacred Realm. As the goddess of courage, Farore is closely associated with the Triforce of Courage.
The spell Farore's Wind was named after her. The Oracle of Secrets, Farore, is named after the Goddess of Courage. Farore's Pearl, held by the Great Deku Tree, was also named after her. Faron Province, a province of Hyrule covered in forests, is named in her honor. The Light Spirit, Faron, and its spring were also named after her likeness. Similarly, the Ordona Province, its Light Spirit Ordona, and its spring, may also be named after Farore, as "Ordona" begins with the part of Farore's name not found in "Faron". In addition, the dragon Faron is named after the goddess. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Tingle claims that Farore is the "Goddess of Wind", and that she blessed Outset Island. Her symbol is the Mark of Farore.
If Farore is indeed the Goddess of Wind as Tingle states, the Wind Temple may be dedicated to her.
Since Link holds the Triforce of Courage and is the Hero of Time, Farore may be the Goddess of Time. Evidence supporting this theory is the fact that Ciela, the Spirit of Courage, is also the Spirit of Time. Her symbol is also the Mark of Farore.