- This article is about the Skyward Sword location. For the objects from The Wind Waker, see Goddess Statues.
The Statue of the Goddess is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Located in northwestern Skyloft, it is a huge sculpture of the goddess, Hylia. Situated around the statue are several structures, some of which are ruins.
At the beginning of the game, Link becomes the victor of the Wing Ceremony, earning him the traditional reward of a Sailcloth. Atop the statue itself, Zelda gives Link the Sailcloth she had been wearing the whole time. Link must then complete the ceremony by taking a leap from the statue, and use the Sailcloth to land safely on the ground; the first time this occurs, the reluctant Link is pushed off by Zelda.
Later, Zelda falls to the surface world when Ghirahim sends a tornado to knock her out of the sky, and Link follows the figure Fi to the grove of the Statue of the Goddess; Fi opens a hidden door leading inside the statue, and Link follows. Within the hidden chamber, Link receives the Goddess Sword, and activates the Emerald Tablet in order to open the way to Faron Woods. Link must return to the statue twice more to activate the remaining pieces of the Ancient Tablet, revealing columns of light leading to Eldin Volcano and Lanayru Desert.
Upon completion of the Sky Keep, Link and Fi are seen atop the statue, where he uses the Triforce to wish for the destruction of Demise. The statue then falls to the Sealed Grounds along with the rest of the island it rests on. During the scene after the end credits, Link and Zelda, with the Triforce, are shown on the statue, where they decide to stay on The Surface.
The Statue of the Goddess appear in the background of the Skyloft stage and on Skyloft's Trophy.
The Statue of the Goddess appears on the Skyloft stage and its interior serves as a keep.