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The Wind Shrine,(TWW)[1] also known as the Wind God's Shrine,(TWW)[2] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series. The Wind Shrine goes unnamed in Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Features and Overview

The Wind Waker

The Wind Shrine is a shrine on Dragon Roost Island dedicated to Zephos and Cyclos, two brother gods who control the Wind. Consequently, it bears two monuments to the brothers. Some time prior to Link's arrival at Dragon Roost Island, Cyclos's monument was destroyed and Cyclos flew into a rage, creating cyclones across the Great Sea to harass seafarers.[3]

Upon approaching the Wind Shrine, Link can examine the two monuments.[4][5] By drawing the Wind Waker in front of the intact monument, Link can learn the "Wind's Requiem",[6] granting Link an ability that allows him to change the direction of the Wind. After learning the monument's song, Zephos will appear to Link and compliment the breeze.[7] Afterwards, Zephos will introduce himself and address Link as the new Wind Waker.[8][9] He also explains how the "Wind's Requiem" can be used to manipulate the Wind, musing that it can be used for both good and evil,[10] citing his brother, Cyclos, as an example of the Wind's misuse.[3] Before leaving Link's side, Zephos asks that Link punish his enraged brother for his behavior.[11]

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

The Wind Shrine appears as a background element in the Dragon Roost Island section of the Forsaken Fortress Stage.



  1. "TWWHD Left Arrow Icon.png Wind Shrine
    TWWHD Up Arrow Icon.png Mail Center
    " — Sign (The Wind Waker HD)
  2. "We Rito cannot live without the wind. Before we take to the skies, we always go down and visit the wind god's shrine. That's the way it's always been." — Kogoli (The Wind Waker HD)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "It saddens me to say that my brother, Cyclos, is miffed about his monument here being broken, and now he spends his time creating cyclones to torment people with." — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)
  4. "There appear to be markings that indicate specific directions." — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
  5. "It's broken..." — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
  6. "You learned the Wind's Requiem!" — N/A (The Wind Waker HD)
  7. "Yep! That's a miiiiiighty nice breeze!" — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)
  8. "The name's Zephos. I'm the god of winds. So, you're the new Wind Waker, are you?" — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)
  9. "Great, great. For a beginner, you've got a nice wind sense about you. I like you, kid!" — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)
  10. "That tune you just picked up? Well, it gives you control over the direction the wind blows. Depending on how it's used, wind can be a good thing...or a very bad thing. You want an example of it being a bad thing, then you should see my brother." — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)
  11. "So if you encounter any cyclones at sea, chastise my brother for me, will you? And THAT...is my request for you!" — Zephos (The Wind Waker HD)