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The "Ballad of Gales" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and uses[]

The "Ballad of Gales" is taught to Link by the Wind God, Cyclos.[2] He teaches it to Link after shooting an Arrow at him while caught in one of his cyclones, which can be found at the Mother & Child Isles, the Northern Triangle Island, and the Shark Island. The song allows Link to warp to one of following islands of the Great Sea:

The "Ballad of Gales" is also required to obtain the Fire and Ice Arrows from the Fairy Queen in the Mother and Child Isles.

Spinoff appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors Legends[]

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the "Ballad of Gales" is played whenever a Warrior uses the Ocarina item during a battle, summoning a cyclone that carries them to one of the Owl Statues on the map.



  • Ballads are usually plot-driven songs, typically showing rather than telling what is happening.
TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 疾風の唄 (Hayate no Uta) Song of Gales
French Republic FrenchEU Requiem de la Tornade Requiem of the Tornado
Federal Republic of Germany German Kanon des Sturmes Canon of the Storm
Italian Republic Italian Melodia del Tifone Melody of the Typhoon
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Melodía del Tornado Cyclone Melody


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 97 (TWW)
  2. "Waaaaa-hoooooooooooooo! In the hands of a Wind Waker like you, my adorable little cyclones will be as happy as can be!" — Cyclos (The Wind Waker)
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