Hylia

When the Golden Goddess left Hyrule, they bestowed upon Hylia the Triforce. With the Goddess gone, the Demon King Demise invaded in an attempt to steal the golden treasure. With her new powers, Hylia gathered the surviving humans and sent them above the clouds on a piece of land. With the most fragile race gone, Hylia united the remaining surface races and fought off the incoming army, eventually sealing the Demon King. Knowing that her seal would eventually break, she cast away her divinity to be reborn as a human in Skyloft- the piece of land in the sky. In her final moments, the Goddess entrusted the Sheikah to protect her new form, and so they have done ever since.

Eventually, the people of Skyloft became known as Hylians, notable for their pointed ears and gifts bestowed from the Goddess herself.

Image © Akira Himekawa, Nintendo

Hylia

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