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"This noble creature watches over all animals that make their homes in the forest. Legends say this holy creature is a reincarnation of a sage that died on the lands it now protects. It has an acute awareness of its surroundings, so it seldom appears before people. It's sometimes known by its other name, Satori."
Hyrule Compendium

The Lord of the Mountain, also known as Satori, is a creature from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It occasionally appears atop Satori Mountain at night, surrounded by Blupees, making the mountain glow with the same blue light. It can be mounted like a horse, but cannot be registered at a stable. Bringing it to a stable is a bad omen, and the people will "all be cursed". According to Hyrulean legends, the Lord of the Mountain is a holy creature and a reincarnation of a Sage that died on Satori Mountain.

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Homage

The Satori Mountain is probably named after Satori, the other name of the Lord of the Mountain, and may be an homage to the late Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata. The mountain along with the Lord are first mentioned by Botrick.

In an interview[1], director Hidemaro Fujibayashi said: "When Iwata passed away, there moments we'd come with an idea which we'd be excited to talk to Iwata about. Then we'd remember he was no longer here... The sadness runs deep. This is approaching spiritual talk, but we had the sense he was watching over our work. That became a source of inspiration. A drive for us to improve, and be better."

See also

References

  1. ^ 2017-03-10, Nintendo Life - Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Believes They've Found a Lovely Satoru Iwata Tribute. Nintendo Life, accessed on 2017-04-19

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