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Malanya is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[5][6][7]


Breath of the Wild

Malanya is the god who watches over the Horses of the world.[8] He makes his home in the Faron Region in Malanya Spring, near the Lake of the Horse God. While he has a strange sense of humor about reviving Horses, he will not harm those who truly care for them.[9]

When first visited, Malanya is found trapped inside the bud of his Spring. He begs Link to listen to his story.[10] If Link agrees, Malanya introduces himself and asks if he has ever lost one of his Horses.[11] Malanya claims that if his power is restored, he will be able to help Link.[12] In order to regain his power, Malanya requires 1,000 Rupees.[13] His hand will appear from inside the bud, and he will ask Link to hand over his Rupees.[14]

If Link agrees to the payment, Malanya will thank him.[15] Malanya Spring will then open, and Malanya's power will be restored.[16] Malanya himself then emerges from the Water, and he remarks on how free he feels.[17] He recognizes Link as the one who set him free.[18] Malanya then properly introduces himself to Link, explaining he presides over the Horses of the world.[8] Since Link helped, Malanya believes he should grant Link a reward.[19] Malanya considers eating him for a meal, which causes Link to take on a defensive stance.[20] However, Malanya reveals that he is joking.[21]

Malanya explains that if one of Link's Horses is killed, he will be able to revive it.[22] This only works on Horses that have been registered at a Stable. He warns Link that if he believes the Horse's death was by his own hands, he will be subject to his wrath.[23] Claiming to be joking once again, Malanya takes a look at Link's Horses.[24]

On subsequent visits to Malanya Spring, Malanya will recognize Link when he emerges from the Water.[25] He asks Link why he has returned, and he takes a look at Link's Horses to ensure their wellbeing.[26]

Should Link not have any dead Horses, Malanya claims that all seems well.[27] If Link has a high bond with one of his Horses, Malanya notes that they have an extraordinary friendship.[28] He reminds Link that his Horses care for him, just as he does for them.[29]

Alternatively, if Link does not have any Horses registered when he speaks to Malanya, he will be shocked.[30] Malanya cannot imagine going through life without a Horse, but he supposes this is how Link lives his life.[31] He is unable to do anything to help those who have decided to avoid Horses.[32] However, if Link ever does befriend a Horse that later dies, Malanya tells him to come see him.[33]

If one of Link's Horses has died, Malanya will be able to tell.[34] In anger, he threatens to end Link.[35] He quickly calms down, revealing this to be another joke, and he asks Link if he would like the Horse to be revived.[36] If Link agrees, Malanya will ask him to choose among his deceased Horses.[37] Depending on how Link's Horse died, Malanya will have differing reactions to Link's request.

If Link's Horse died to a Guardian, Malanya will be moved by how well it served its master.[38] However, Malanya becomes angry that Link was not able to control his Horse well enough to save its life.[39] Malanya then claims to be joking, and he asks Link if he is certain he wants to revive this Horse.[40]

If Link's Horse died due to an explosion, Malanya will be saddened by its manner of death.[41] While he does not want to cast unwarranted doubt on Link, he wonders if he actually killed his Horse.[42] However, Malanya decides this could not be, and he asks Link again if he wants to revive the Horse.[43]

If Link's Horse was killed by him, Malanya will be shocked.[44] He asks Link if he only wants to revive his Horse so he can kill it again, and he accuses Link of thinking of Horses only as tools that can be discarded.[45] Malanya claims that if he were a Horse, he would kick Link in the chest.[46] After claiming to be joking again, Malanya asserts that Link likely struck his Horse on accident, and he asks for confirmation that Link would like to revive his "temporarily betrayed" friend.[47]

If Link's Horse died in any other manner, Malanya will call it an accident, which he assures Link happen sometimes.[48] He claims that the Horse knows that its death was not Link's intention, and he asks Link if he is certain that this is the Horse he wants to revive.[49]

When Link once again confirms his decision to revive his Horse, Malanya will then attempt to bring it back.[50] He will then wave his hands in the air and spin his head, after which the selected Horse will appear nearby. After this, Malanya proclaims that he was successful in reviving the Horse.[51] In the future, Malanya reminds Link to take good care of his Horses, as they are supposed to be partners.[52] He warns Link that he will regret it if he is careless with them.[53] Malanya claims that he is only joking for now.[54] At the end of their conversation, Malanya will collapse and fall back into his Spring.

When Link makes another visit to Malanya Spring, Malanya will be shocked that he has come back to revive another Horse.[55] He explains that he only helped Link for free the first time due to the fact that he freed him, but he is too busy to always be available to him.[56] However, Malanya reveals that if Link were to bring him something, he would continue to revive his Horses.[57] At Link's confusion, Malanya reveals that he needs Endura Carrots, which he has only eaten once.[58] When Link hands over an Endura Carrot, Malanya will agree to revive one of his Horses.[59]

Tears of the Kingdom

After the Upheaval, Malanya has relocated his Spring to Akkala, on a peninsula within Bloodleaf Lake near East Akkala Stable. Initially, he will stay inside Malanya Spring, but he will leave when Link gives him an Endura Carrot.[60]

After receiving the Endura Carrot, Malanya will grant Horse-related wishes for Link in exchange for food.[61] In addition to resurrecting dead Horses in exchange for a Roasted Endura Carrot, Malanya now offers to enhance a Horse's stats if given certain Meals.[62][63] However, he cannot enhance the stats of Epona, the Giant Horse, or Giant White Stallion, claiming it does not want their abilities enhanced.[64] Each trait can be upgraded to five stars at maximum, at which point Malanya claims the Horse will become too powerful if he continues.[65]

Malanya is also featured on the Horse-God Fabric, unlocked at five Pony Points. He also delivers messages to those who sleep in a Malanya Bed, unlocked at seven Pony Points.


Malanya will accept Meals regardless of their specific ingredients or whether they grant any additional effects.


Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Malanya appears in one variation of the Great Fairies' Weak Point Smash, where he summons an army of Horses to trample the enemy.

In the "Shimmering Horseshoe" Quest, it is revealed he joined the battle at the request of the four sisters,[7] and receives a horseshoe pendant as an offering in return.[66] He is also mentioned in the "Lushify the Spring" Quest as appearing pleased by having more visitors due to added plants around the Great Fairy Fountains.[67]



Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
馬瀧 (Mǎlóng)
The People's Republic of China
马泷 (Mǎlóng)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
The French Republic
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Latin America
The Kingdom of Spain
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See Also


  1. "Bridge of the Horse God" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Not far from here lives the mysterious god of horses. If a horse dies, he can bring it back to life." — Perosa (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 350
  4. "I still remember waking up early as a kid to beat the very first Legend of Zelda game, so voicing Malanya the Horse God in #HyruleWarriorsAgeofCalamity is a real trot--er, treat!" — @seitz_unseen on Twitter, November 20, 2020 (Archive)
  5. "Malanya" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Malanya" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Malanya, who only joined the fight at the urging of the four sisters, deserves an offering in return for all of his help... Gather precious stones to craft a pendant that would suit him." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "My name is Malanya. I am the god who watches over the horses of this world." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  9. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 141
  10. "Boy... Sweet boy... Please... Listen to my story..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[Sure.] I am Malanya... Hast thou... I mean... Have you ever felt the pain of losing a horse companion?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "If my power is returned to me, I may be able to help you out in some way..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "So please... I beg of you... Help me regain the power I've lost... All I need is 1,000 rupees... When my power has been restored, I should be able to be of use to you, who loves horses so." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Now... You have rupees for me, right? Hand then over. Quickly! In order for me to regain my power, I need 1,000 rupees." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "[Here you go.] Thank you. You are too kind." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Nwaaaaaagh... Revived!!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Ho ho ho... At last! Free of that tiny bud after so long! If my arms were corporeal, they'd have cramped for sure!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "And you're the one who set me free, are you not?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "I suppose you deserve a reward for setting me free... What shall I do..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Shall I make you my meal?!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Hahaha, I only jest..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "If a horse you love passes away from some sort of tragic, fatal accident, it is within my power to revive that horse..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "However... If I detect vile intent behind the death of your horse... You will suffer my wrath!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "I only jest... Let me see..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "It's you again..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Why have you sought me out? Surely no ill has befallen your beloved, faithful steeds... Let me see" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "...Hrm! I see you're good with horses. All seems to be well." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "The friendship you established with a horse really is extraordinary." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Remember that such a friendship is a two-way road. Horses care for you as much as you do for them." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "...Whoa. Do you really not own a single horse?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "I can't imagine going through the world without a faithful steed to keep me company... To each their own, I suppose." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "In that case, I, the god of horses, can not do much for you who avoids horses for some reason." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "If you ever do bond with a horse and then tragedy strikes that proud friend, you should come see me." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "...Neigh! A horse, loyal and true, has fallen during your adventures!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "I could end you, right here and now!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "I jest, of course... Shall I bring a companion back to travel with you once more?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "Select a loyal friend to bring back..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Hrm... You want to revive this horse? It seems this brave animal spent its last moments in a fight with a Guardian. It served its master well. I'm so moved..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Alas, if you had managed to control this loyal beast with more skill... I wouldn't have to revive it!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "I jest... This must have been one brave friend. Would you like to revive it and return it to your side?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "Hrm... Would you like to revive this horse? Oh, goodness! It was caught in an explosion? Poor soul..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Not to cast suspicion where none is warranted, didn't kill the horse, did you?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "It couldn't be the case. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Would you like to revive this horse?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "So... You would like to revive this horse? This one, specifically? I can do that, of course! But... What is this..." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "This horse says that YOU killed it! You! How could you?! Do you plan to revive it just to kill it again? Are horses only a tool to you? Do you treat their noble lives so casually that you'd use them and throw them away?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "If I were a horse right now... I'd kick you in the chest!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  47. "I...jest. You accidentally struck the horse, I'm sure. Would you like to revive this loyal, temporarily betrayed friend?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  48. "Hrm. I can tell that this horse died due to an unexpected accident. Worry not, this happens from time to time." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  49. "The horse knows that you did not mean for this to happen. Would you like for me to revive this horse?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  50. "Ah, understood! Let me bring back this horse!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  51. "I was successfully able to bring back the horse!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  52. "Next time, don't let the horse die! Horses are your partners. Don't forget that." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  53. "If you're careless with their lives, you may regret it... UNDERSTAND?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  54. "I jest... For now!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  55. "Oh, you again... You didn't come here to revive a horse again, did you?" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  56. "I felt I was in your debt before since you freed me from that bud and all...but you didn't think I'd always help out, right? I'm very busy!" — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  57. "I jest. I feel that there is respect in your heart... If you bring me something, I would consider helping you once more." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  58. "[Some...thing?] I may not look the part, but I am the god of horses. I need that uh...that thing... A kind of carrot... One I've only eaten once in all my many years... An endura carrot! That is what I ask of you. Fulfill this request and I will consider helping you." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  59. "[I have one now!] I see you have an endura carrot. Allow me to revive your horse." — Malanya (Breath of the Wild)
  60. "Someone... please... Feed me an endura carrot..." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  61. "In exchange, I can grant your wishes... Those related to horses, at least." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  62. "I want some of those... What are they called again? Meals! Bring me some of those, and I'll grant your wishes." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  63. ""The god of horses cannot revive on an empty stomach." Generation after generation has repeated that saying. It means that if you want me to enhance or revive a virtuous steed, you must give me food." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  64. "Hm? This steed says it does not want to have its abilities enhanced. I see that the horse has the noble air about it. As its companion, it is your duty to always respect its feelings." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  65. "That ability cannot be enhanced any more than it already is. I can only enhance horses to a certain point, you understand. Lest they become more powerful than even me." — Malanya (Tears of the Kingdom)
  66. "Craftsmen were commissioned to fashion a massive horseshoe pendant covered in diamonds. Malanya's reaction was mixed at first...but then he offered to show everyone his ultimate move." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  67. "The colorful plants brought a raft of visitors to the Great Fairy Fountains! Now receiving more visitors than ever before, Malanya and the four sisters all appeared quite cheery indeed." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)