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The Crest of the Gerudo is a recurring symbol in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] It depicts the back of a King Cobra.[1]


Ocarina of Time[]

File:OoT Mirror Shield Model
The revised Crest of the Gerudo on the Mirror Shield from the Gamecube version 𝘖𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘢 𝘰𝘧 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦.

In Ocarina of Time, the Crest of the Gerudo appears on various Switches, Blocks, the flags in Gerudo's Fortress, and even the Mirror Shield. In the original Nintendo 64 version of the game, it bores a mirrored resemblance of the real-world Star and Crescent Islamic symbol. It was later replaced in the Gamecube v.1.2 of the game and all subsequent re-releases with a new symbol that would soon become standard since Majora's Mask, as Nintendo accidentally violated their own policy of avoiding religious material in their games.[2] Coincidentally, this is also the reason why the original music of the Fire Temple was changed to remove the Islamic prayer chants to a simple MIDI synthesizer in these revisions.

Majora's Mask[]

In Majora's Mask, the Crest of the Gerudo appears within the Pirates' Fortress in Aveil's chamber, on top of the display above the colored bottles.

Oracle of Seasons[]

Onox displays the Crest of the Gerudo on his chest plate.

Oracle of Ages[]

Veran displays the Crest of the Gerudo on her clothing on both of her shoulder pads.

The Wind Waker[]

In The Wind Waker, the Crest of the Gerudo appears in the Stained Glass representing Nabooru found within the Master Sword chamber in Hyrule Castle, beneath the Great Sea. It also appears on Ganondorf's Sword.

Twilight Princess[]

In Twilight Princess, a slightly altered version of the Crest of the Gerudo can be seen on Ganondorf's cloak and the front of Zant's garments.

Breath of the Wild[]

In Breath of the Wild, the Crest of the Gerudo appears in Gerudo Town and Gerudo Canyon, on jewelry worn by Riju, and on the jeweled buckle of the garter that Urbosa wears at her hip.



  • In Soul Calibur II, the Mirror Shield in this game features the Crest of the Gerudo found in the later releases of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 45
  2. Pop Fiction: Season 1: Episode 9: The Fire Temple Chants [Update 1], GameTrailers (Video), published May 2012, retrieved January 15, 2017.