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Geoglyphs,(TotK)[1] also known as Giant Pictures,(TotK)[2] are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series. Geoglyphs go unnamed in Four Swords Adventures.

Location and Uses

Four Swords Adventures

At the entrance to the Desert of Doubt, a large Geoglyph depicting a Bird is inscribed in the Sand.

Tears of the Kingdom

In the ancient past, the Geoglyphs were created surrounding the Dragon's Tears by individuals who viewed their Memories.[3] After retiring as chief of Kakariko Village, Impa began to study old Books that mentioned Geoglyphs.[4][5] When the Upheaval began, the Geoglyphs became visible once more, resulting in Impa and Cado leaving Kakariko Village to investigate them.[1]

During the "Impa and the Geoglyphs" Main Quest, Impa wishes to view the Geoglyph on the North Hyrule Plain, but her Balloon has become detached from its Basket.[6] After Link fixes her Hot-Air Balloon, Impa invites him to join her in looking down at the Geoglyph.[7] Once they are in the air, Impa encourages Link to look for the Geoglyph's Dragon's Tear.[8] At the beginning of "The Dragon's Tears" Main Quest, Impa, Cado, and Link discover the Floor Map within the Forgotten Temple, which depicts the locations of all of the Geoglyphs.[9] Impa then tasks Link will finding the remaining 10 Geoglyphs and witnessing the Memories from their Dragon's Tears.[10][11]

List of Geoglyphs

Geoglyph Subject Location

North Hyrule Plain

Ancient Hyrule Castle
Tabantha Hills

Purah Pad
Trilby Valley

East Batrea Lake

Sapphia's Table

Illumeni Plateau

Gerudo Scimitar
Cape Cresia

Demon King Ganondorf
North Tabantha Snowfield

Secret Stone
Talus Plateau

Sonia's grave
Mount Faloraa

Master Sword
Deplian Badlands South


Names in Other Regions
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Link, when Princess Zelda went missing, something else happened all over Hyrule. During the Upheaval, huge pictures appeared out of nowhere, images that sprawled across fields and hills. We are calling them geoglyphs. I understand they have been found in locations across the kingdom. Cado and I are traveling from region to region in hopes of seeing them all." — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "[North of here.] If you go north, you'll head straight into a wide-open snowfield. Get this—folks say there's a giant picture in the snow. Strange, right? It's certainly an odd tale the Rito have spun up, but there you have it. It's a pity we'll never know the truth of it. A big, flying monster showed up and is winging its way around the snowfield. So watch yourself if you head that way!" — Monkton (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "I see... So the Dragon's Tears were shed by Princess Zelda when she transformed. And the geoglyphs were drawn by an ancient people who touched those memories and saw visions, as you did. Perhaps in the past they were more attuned to that sort of thing than the people of today." — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Grandmother has become obsessed with old books. I'm hesitant to reach out to her with my concerns." — Diary of a Chief (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "There were 11 peculiar symbols depicted in the books Grandmother was reading." — Diary of a Chief (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "I noticed this geoglyph from a distance while I was standing on high ground. Examining it up close, I could not make out what it depicted. I thought I might have a better view from up in the sky. I took to the air in the balloon Purah gave me, but then, alas... The wind stuck and completely sheared the balloon off the base. I have racked my brain for ways to reattach the two parts, to no avail." — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. "Oh! You fixed my balloon? Thank you, Link! Will you come with me to look at the geoglyph, then?" — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "But finally we can see it. The geoglyph! Well done, Link! You know, I read something in the village's old literature—a passage about what the ancients called Dragon's Tears. "Where the Tears rest upon the earth, we marked down the images to which they gave birth." I believe this geoglyph is one such "image." But even from this vantage, its meaning is no clearer to me. Nor can I figure out what "Dragon's Tears" might be. But you know...if the literature is correct, one of them should be quite close—near the geoglyph, or even within its borders. Would you look around? This could be the clue we need to discover Princess Zelda's whereabouts." — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  9. "It seems the locations of the other geoglyphs from the wall are marked on the floor map as well." — Cado (Tears of the Kingdom)
  10. "Link, if you happen to see a geoglyph during your travels, I urge you to investigate this matter as well. If more strange visions are waiting at the other geoglyphs, just like the one you already experienced, well... Perhaps they will provide us clues that could lead us to Princess Zelda." — Impa (Tears of the Kingdom)
  11. "Inside the Forgotten Temple is a map of Hyrule and 11 murals related to the geoglyphs. It seems that these geoglyphs appeared in various places after the Upheaval when Princess Zelda went missing.

    You have 10 geoglyphs left to investigate.
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)