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Medda is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[4][5]


Breath of the Wild

Medda is a Hylian who resides in Hateno Village with his daughter, Aster.[3] During the day, he tends to the field behind his house.[6][7] At night, he watches over Aster as she sleeps in her Bed.[3] While doing this, he eventually falls asleep in his chair.[8]

When Link speaks to him, Medda correctly guesses that he is a traveler.[9] While he does not believe that there is much to see in Hateno Village, he encourages Link to enjoy himself.[10] If Link presses him, Medda admits that there are certain things that make the Village interesting, such as the only Dye Shop in Hyrule Kingdom.[11] He also points out Mount Lanayru, which is located to the north.[12]

When Link inquires about Mount Lanayru, he shares a rumor that it is the location of the Spring of Wisdom, which was used by Zelda for purification.[13] Due to how special it is, he believes that the Royal Family of Hyrule may have left treasure at the Spring.[14] At least, this is what he would have done.[15] Due to the dangerous Ice surrounding Mount Lanayru, Medda believes that no one will be able to access this treasure.[16] Should Link have the time, Medda suggests that he explore Mount Lanayru.[17] After this, "The Spring of Wisdom" Shrine Quest will begin.

Following this conversation, Link is able to ask Medda questions.[18][19] If Link asks about the Spring of Wisdom, he explains that it was the site of a ceremony performed by princesses from Hyrule Castle.[20] While he is unsure of the details, Medda decides that it does not concern the people of Hateno Village.[21] Next, if Link asks about Mount Lanayru, Medda claims that it is the most famous mountain that can be seen from Hateno Village.[22] He then repeats his statements about it being a hiding place for treasure, but he is unsure if this is useful information.[23]

Finally, if Link asks Medda what he is doing, Medda explains that it is his responsibility to tend to this field, and he sometimes harvests more than he needs.[6] When this occurs, he sends his extra produce to the East Wind, the General Store operated by Pruce.[24] When asked this same question while inside his home, Medda admits that he enjoys watching Aster while she is asleep.[3] He remarks that Link would understand if he were a parent, but he admits that doing so leaves him tired in the morning.[25] Lastly, if Link asks this question while it is Raining, Medda explains that he is checking the Water level of the reservoir behind his house, because his crops could drown otherwise.[26]

Medda has a habit of speaking and singing to himself. As he works, Medda will sing about Mount Lanayru and attendants.[27][28] While Medda is returning to his home, he yawns,[29][30] and he will then mutter about finishing his work and watching over Aster as she sleeps.[31][32] He also sings as a way to motivate himself to keep working, particularly during Rain.[33][34][35] In all these scenarios, when he notices Link nearby, he is embarrassed that someone overheard him.[36][37][38] He tells Link to wait until he has settled down if he wants to talk, since he cannot walk and talk at the same time.[39][40]

If Link speaks to Medda while carrying the Blue Flame, he recognizes that it belongs to Purah.[41] He directs Link to the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab, which is located on the eastern edge of Hateno Village.[42]

Tears of the Kingdom


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Medda (BotW)
シモツケ (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
西默茨凱 (Xīmòcíkǎi) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
西默茨凯 (Xīmòcíkǎi) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Meddo (BotW)
Filip (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Filip (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Meddo (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Shimotsuke (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
메다 (TotK)
Latin America
Ulmo (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Ulmo (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 127
  2. "Mama..." — Aster (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "[What are you doing?] Sometimes, I can't help but watch my sweet little daughter sleep at night. Dreaming her dreams..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Medda" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Medda" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "[What are you doing?] I'm the guy that works the field, obviously. Sometimes, the crops yield more than I need to feed myself." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Hup! There we go." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Zzzrrnnngh..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Hey! Traveler, right? I could tell." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Well, there's not a whole lot to see in this village, but knock yourself out." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[Nothing of interest?] Well... "Nothing" might be going a little bit overboard... We do have a dye shop. I don't think they have one of those in other towns." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "We also have Mount Lanayru way up to the north. See it?" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "[Mount Lanayru?] Yeah, Mount Lanayru's interesting... The Spring of Wisdom the princess of Hyrule used for purification is said to be somewhere on that mountain." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "A special fountain? That the princess had to endure hardship to visit? I bet the royal family left a treasure there!" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Well, at least maybe they could've. I would've if I was royal." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Anyway, Mount Lanayru is a mysterious place, and it's engulfed in ice. If there IS treasure, no one's getting it." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Well...if you have some time to kill, feel free to have a look around up there." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Hm? You need something?" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Anything else you want to ask me?" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "[Spring of Wisdom?] The Spring of Wisdom is a place where the princesses of Hyrule Castle used to go to do some kind of ceremony." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "No idea exactly what kind of ceremony, but anyway, it's not a place where use ordinary folk go. No princesses here." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "[Mount Lanayru?] Ask anyone what the most famous mountain visible from Hateno Village is, and they'll tell you Mount Lanayru." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "So, yeah... Not sure if any of that information was actually useful..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "When that happens, I harvest all the produce and send it over to Mr. Pruce's place, East Wind." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Guess you'd have to be a parent to understand. But lemme tell you, it sure leaves me sleepy in the morning!" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "[What are you doing?] You can probably tell, but I'm checking the reservoir... Irrigation, you know? If you don't keep an eye on the water flow, the crops can drown." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "♪At Mount Lanayru...♪" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "♪Goddess attendants...♪" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "*yawn* Hm..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Awwwww..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Guess it's time to knock off for the day..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "I'll stay up and watch my daughter sleep..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "♪Rain or shine, do that work for my daughter.♪ Guess that's life, and not a bad one." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "♪Another day of work!♪ Yup..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "♪If it rains, I'll go to the reservoir.♪ I guess..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "...Uh-oh. Someone heard me talking to myself. Oh, well." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "...Oops, someone heard me singing... badly..." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Uh-oh, you again." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "If you want to talk, come find me when I get settled. Not a good walk-and-talker." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "If you need to talk to me, just give me a chance to park myself, OK? I think better when I'm not moving." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "Say, isn't that blue flame... Isn't that Grandma Purah's?" — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Her house isn't near here. It's way on the eastern edge of the village." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)