Great Mayfly Fairy

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The Great Mayfly Fairy is a character in The Minish Cap.[2]


The Great Mayfly Fairy is found on Mount Crenel, on an eastern ledge of the Crenel Wall. Link can use a Bomb on the wall near a Sign that warns against using Bombs.[3] Once inside, if Link throws a Bomb into her Fountain, she will ask if he threw a Golden Bomb, a Silver Bomb, or neither.[4] If Link gives the honest answer of "Neither", she rewards him with a Big Bomb Bag;[5] however, if he gives either of the other incorrect answers, she accuses him of lying and takes away all of his Bombs.[6]

Non-Canonical Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the manga, the Great Mayfly Fairy resides in the Temple of Droplets, where she performs a song. Her wings had grown out seven days prior to Link's arrival, and Ezlo explains that she has sung for seven days and seven nights; when her song ends, she will die. Although Link tries to convince her to continue singing, she recognizes her fate and gives him the Water Element to aid in his journey.

Vaati appears in the Temple and demands that the Great Mayfly Fairy tell him where he can find the Light Force. When he recognizes Ezlo as his old master, he transforms the Great Mayfly Fairy into a moth to show how much his power has surpassed Ezlo's. He explains that the Great Mayfly Fairy will be able to live forever in her new form; however, she also loses her mind and begins destroying the Temple as Link and Ezlo escape.



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The Federal Republic of Germany
Hohe Schimmer-Fee[10]
The Italian Republic
Fata Radiosa Caligine[9]
The Kingdom of Spain
Gran Hada Colibri[11]
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See Also


  1. "The Great Mayfly Fairy of Mount Crenel. She provides you with a larger Bomb Bag, allowing you to carry more bombs with you." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 271 (TMC)
  3. "No bomb throwing!" — Sign (The Minish Cap)
  4. "Did you throw the Golden Bomb into the spring? Or the Silver Bomb?" — Great Mayfly Fairy (The Minish Cap)
  5. "You are honest. I must reward such an honest adventurer with some of my power." — Great Mayfly Fairy (The Minish Cap)
  6. "You're lying, aren't you? As punishment for your lie, I will reduce your number of bombs to zero." — Great Mayfly Fairy (The Minish Cap)
  7. "Did you drop a Golden Bomb? Or a Silver Bomb?" — Fairy (Oracle of Ages)
  8. "You are an honest person. I like you. I will give you something important... These are the Silver Arrows. To deal the final stroke to Ganon, you definitely need them! I know I don't quite have the figure of a fairy... Ganon's cruel power is to blame! You must defeat Ganon!" — Cursed Fairy (A Link to the Past, GBA version)
  9. Encyclopedia, Magazzini Salani, pg. 271
  10. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 271
  11. Encyclopedia, Norma Editorial, pg. 271