Monk

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The Monks are a group of characters in Breath of the Wild.[2] They are ancient people who reside at the end of Ancient Shrines, awaiting the arrival of Link in order to bestow him with a Spirit Orb.

Overview

Monks are members of the Sheikah clan who are devout worshipers of the Goddess, Hylia.[1] They are gifted with Hylia's sight, and solely seek to aid Link in combating Calamity Ganon.[2] They each reside on a Monk's Pedestal inside their respective Ancient Shrines, which they have designed to serve as trials of Link's resolve.[3] Upon completion of their respective Shrines, they give Link a Spirit Orb and bless him in Hylia's name before disappearing, having fulfilled their purpose.[4]

Every known Monk is unique, each having their own article of clothing or jewelry. They may also have their own Mudra, often in some variant of a triangular pattern to represent the Triforce. They all follow a minimal manner of dress, and have Crests of the Sheikah tattooed upon their foreheads.

List of Monks

Note: to understand the namesakes, referring to the monks' names in Japanese is essential.

Monk Shrine Name in Japanese Namesake
Akh Va'quot Akh Va'quot Shrine アコ・ヴァータ (Ako Vāta)
Bareeda Naag Bareeda Naag Shrine ヴォリダ・ノ (Vorida No)
Bosh Kala Bosh Kala Shrine ヴァシ・リャコ (Vashi Ryako)
Chaas Qeta Chaas Qeta Shrine チャス・ケタ (Chasu Keta) Yasutaka Takeuchi
Daag Chokah Daag Chokah Shrine ダ・チョカヒ (Da Chokahi) Chihiro Okada
Dagah Keek Dagah Keek Shrine ダ・キキー (Da Kikī)
Dah Hesho Dah Hesho Shrine ダヒ・シーノ (Dahi Shīno) Hirohito Shinoda
Dah Kaso Dah Kaso Shrine ダ・カソー (Da Kasō) suke Takada
Daka Tuss Daka Tuss Shrine ダタ・クス (Data Kusu) Takuro Yasuda
Dako Tah Dako Tah Shrine ダコ・タワ (Dako Tawa) Kota Wada
Daqa Koh Daqa Koh Shrine ダカ・カ (Daka Ka)
Daqo Chisay Daqo Chisay Shrine グコ・チセ (Guko Chise) Hisashi Sekoguchi
Dila Maag Dila Maag Shrine ディラ・マ (Dira Ma) Mahito Idehara
Dow Na'eh Dow Na'eh Shrine ダウ・ナエ (Dau Nae) Nao Ueda
Dunba Taag Dunba Taag Shrine ドゥンバ・タ (Dunba Ta) Taro Bando
Etsu Korima Etsu Korima Shrine エツィ・コリマ (Etsi Korima)
Gee Ha'rah Gee Ha'rah Shrine ノッキ・ミヒ (Nokki Mihi)
Goma Asaagh Goma Asaagh Shrine ガオマ・アサ (Gaoma Asa) Masatoshi Ogawa
Gorae Torr Gorae Torr Shrine グ・アチトー (Gu Achitō) Masato Sekiguchi
Ha Dahamar Ha Dahamar Shrine ハユ・ダマ (Hayu Dama) Yuki Hamada
Hawa Koth Hawa Koth Shrine ハワ・カイ (Hawa Kai) Hajime Wakai
Hia Miu Hia Miu Shrine ヒャ・ミウ (Hya Miu) Hiroshi Umemiya
Hila Rao Hila Rao Shrine ヒロ・ヒラ (Hiro Hira) Hiroki Hirano
Ishto Soh Ishto Soh Shrine イオ・ソオ (Io Soo)
Ja Baij Ja Baij Shrine ジャ・バシフ (Ja Bashifu) Hidemaro Fujibayashi
Jee Noh Jee Noh Shrine ジノ・ヨー (Jino Yō)
Jitan Sa'mi Jitan Sa'mi Shrine ジター・サミ (Jitā Sami) Asami Fujita
Joloo Nah Joloo Nah Shrine ジュニ・シ (Juni Shi)
Ka'o Makagh Ka'o Makagh Shrine カオ・マカ (Kao Maka) Manaka Kataoka
Kaam Ya'tak Kaam Ya'tak Shrine ヤカー・マタ (Yakā Mata) Takashi Yamamoto
Kah Mael Kah Mael Shrine カ・ムー (Ka Mū)
Kah Okeo Kah Okeo Shrine カ・オキョ (Ka Okyo)
Kah Yah Kah Yah Shrine マ・カヤ (Ma Kaya) Kanae Nakayama
Kam Urog Kam Urog Shrine カム・ユオ (Kamu Yuo)
Kamia Omuna Kamia Omuna Shrine カミラ・オムナ (Kamira Omuna)
Katah Chuki Katah Chuki Shrine カタ・チュキ (Kata Chuki) Toyoki Kataoka
Katosa Aug Katosa Aug Shrine カツ・トサ (Kashi Tosa) Katsuhisa Sato
Kay Noh Kay Noh Shrine ケー・ノイ (Kē Noi)
Kaya Wan Kaya Wan Shrine カヤ・ミワ (Kaya Miwa) Yuko Miyakawa
Kayra Mah Kayra Mah Shrine ケハ・ラマ (Keha Uma)
Kee Dafunia Kee Dafunia Shrine キオ・ダフナ (Kio Dafuna)
Keeha Yoog Keeha Yoog Shrine キハ・ウ (Kiha U)
Keh Namut Keh Namut Shrine トゥミ・ンケ (Toumi Nke) Tominaga Kentaro
Keive Tala Keive Tala Shrine ケーベ・タワ (Kēbe Tawa)
Kema Kosassa Kema Kosassa Shrine キマ・コササ (Kima Kosasa)
Kema Zoos Kema Zoos Shrine キマ・ズース (Kima Zoos) Kazuya Sumaki
Keo Ruug Keo Ruug Shrine キヨ・ウー (Kiyo Ū)
Ketoh Wawai Ketoh Wawai Shrine キト・ワワイ (Keto Wawai) Toshio Iwawaki
Ke'nai Shakah Ke'nai Shakah Shrine ケニィ・シカ (Kenii Shika)
Kiah Toza Kiah Toza Shrine キハ・トゥサ (Kiha Tusa)
Kihiro Moh Kihiro Moh Shrine キヒロテ・モー (Kihirote Mō)
Korgu Chideh Korgu Chideh Shrine クグ・チデ (Kugu Chide)
Korsh O'hu Korsh O'hu Shrine キョシ・オー (Kyoshi Ō)
Kuh Takkar Kuh Takkar Shrine
Kuhn Sidajj Kuhn Sidajj Shrine
Lakna Rokee Lakna Rokee Shrine
Lanno Kooh Lanno Kooh Shrine Hiroto Kurano
Maag Halan Maag Halan Shrine Nobuhiro Matsumura
Maag No'rah Maag No'rah Shrine
Mah Eliya Mah Eliya Shrine
Maka Rah Maka Rah Shrine カマ・ラヒ (Kama Uhi)
Monk Maz Koshia Final Trial ミィズ・キョシア (Mīzu Kyoshia) Yoshiaki Koizumi
Mezza Lo Mezza Lo Shrine ミーズー・ヨ (Mīzū Yo)
Mijah Rokee Mijah Rokee Shrine
Mirro Shaz Mirro Shaz Shrine ミーロ・ツヒ (Mīro Shihi) Mitsuhiro
Misae Suma Misae Suma Shrine
Mo'a Keet Mo'a Keet Shrine
Mogg Latan Mogg Latan Shrine
Monya Toma Monya Toma Shrine
Mozo Shenno Mozo Shenno Shrine ミョス・シノ (Myosu Shinno) Nobuhiro Sumiyoshi
Muwo Jeem Muwo Jeem Shrine
Myahm Agana Myahm Agana Shrine
Namika Ozz Namika Ozz Shrine ナミカ・オズ (Namika Ozu) Mizuki Okunaka
Ne'ez Yohma Ne'ez Yohma Shrine
Noe Rajee Noe Rajee Shrine
Noya Neha Noya Neha Shrine ニア・ネア (Nia Nea)
Oman Au Oman Au Shrine マ・オーヌ (Ma Ōnu) Eiji Aonuma
Owa Daim Owa Daim Shrine ワ・モダイ (Wa Modai) Iwamoto Daiki
Pumaag Nitae Pumaag Nitae Shrine
Qaza Tokki Qaza Tokki Shrine Atsuki Nakazato
Qua Raym Qua Raym Shrine Yutaka Hiramuki
Qukah Nata Qukah Nata Shrine Yuki Tanaka
Raqa Zunzo Raqa Zunzo Shrine
Ree Dahee Ree Dahee Shrine
Rin Oyaa Rin Oyaa Shrine Erina Shimamoto
Rinu Honika Rinu Honika Shrine
Ritaag Zumo Ritaag Zumo Shrine Kazuaki Morita
Rohta Chigah Rohta Chigah Shrine
Rok Uwog Rok Uwog Shrine
Rona Kachta Rona Kachta Shrine Taro Naka
Rota Ooh Rota Ooh Shrine ルヨ・タウ (Ruyo Tau) ko Maruta
Rucco Maag Rucco Maag Shrine Ryota Maruko
Ruvo Korbah Ruvo Korbah Shrine ルネ・コリバー Cory Bunnell (Korī Baneru)
Saas Ko'sah Saas Ko'sah Shrine サス・コサ (Sasu Kosa)
Sah Dahaj Sah Dahaj Shrine
Sasa Kai Sasa Kai Shrine
Sato Koda Sato Koda Shrine
Sha Gehma Sha Gehma Shrine
Sha Warvo Sha Warvo Shrine シャ・タワ (Sha Tawa)
Shada Naw Shada Naw Shrine シャダ・アダ (Shada Ada)
Shae Katha Shae Katha Shrine
Shae Loya Shae Loya Shrine
Shae Mo'sah Shae Mo'sah Shrine Sei Hashimoto
Shai Utoh Shai Utoh Shrine
Shai Yota Shai Yota Shrine
Sharo Lun Sharo Lun Shrine
Shee Vaneer Shee Vaneer Shrine シベ・ニーロ (Shibe Nīro) Hiroko Nishibe
Shee Venath Shee Venath Shrine シベ・ニャス (Shibe Nyasu) Yasutomo Nishibe
Sheem Dagoze Sheem Dagoze Shrine
Sheh Rata Sheh Rata Shrine シェモ・ラタ (Shemo Rata)
Shira Gomar Shira Gomar Shrine
Sho Dantu Sho Dantu Shrine
Shoda Sah Shoda Sah Shrine Yoshiyuki Sawada
Shoqa Tatone Shoqa Tatone Shrine
Shora Hah Shora Hah Shrine Shogo Kihara
Soh Kofi Soh Kofi Shrine サオ・コヒ (Sao Kohi)
Suma Sahma Suma Sahma Shrine Masashi Masuoka
Tah Muhl Tah Muhl Shrine
Ta'loh Naeg Ta'loh Naeg Shrine Hiroyuki Taniwa
Tahno O'ah Tahno O'ah Shrine
Takama Shiri Takama Shiri Shrine
Tawa Jinn Tawa Jinn Shrine
Tena Ko'sah Tena Ko'sah Shrine
Tho Kayu Tho Kayu Shrine Hiroyuki Kato
To Quomo To Quomo Shrine ト・クモ (To Kumo)
Toh Yahsa Toh Yahsa Shrine
Toto Sah Toto Sah Shrine Tomohisa Saito
Tu Ka'loh Tu Ka'loh Shrine
Tutsuwa Nima Tutsuwa Nima Shrine
Voo Lota Voo Lota Shrine ウータ・ド (Ūta Do) Takuhiro Dohta
Wahgo Katta Wahgo Katta Shrine ワゴ・カタ (Wago Kata) Takumi Kawagoe
Ya Naga Ya Naga Shrine Takahiro Nagaya
Yah Rin Yah Rin Shrine
Yowaka Ita Yowaka Ita Shrine
Zalta Wa Zalta Wa Shrine Satoru Takizawa
Ze Kasho Ze Kasho Shrine Kazunori Fujii
Zuna Kai Zuna Kai Shrine Eiji Nakamura
Seven unnamed Monks Sword Monk's Shrine

Trivia

  • The Monks seem to be based on real-world Buddhist mummies, which are monks who, through their purity, succeeded in preserving their bodies through death. More specifically, they seem to be based on the Japanese act of Sokushinbutsu (即身仏), wherein monks practice austerity to the point of death and self-induced mummification. This aligns with the Monks' behavior of meditating within sealed Shrines while withering away.
  • Each of the seven Monks at the end of the Trial of the Sword have posed their arms in a way that mimics the poses of the seven Sages when they were sealing Ganon in Ocarina of Time.[5]

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNames
Japan
Japanese
導師 (Dōshi)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
導師 (Dǎoshī)
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
导师 (Dǎoshī)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Monnik
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "I just want to point out to you, because in general Shrines, of course you want to get to the end to the sort of Sheikah monk." —Nate Bihldorff (Playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild w/ Treehouse's Nate Bihldorff.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I am a humble monk, blessed with the sight of the Goddess Hylia and dedicated to helping those who seek to defeat Ganon." — Monk (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "You have proven to possess the resolve of a true hero. I am Kalm Yu'ogh, the creator of this trial." — Kalm Yu'ogh (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "With your arrival, my duty is now fulfilled. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, allow me to bestow this gift upon you... Please accept this Spirit Orb. [...] May the goddess forever smile upon you." — Monk (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Okay, so I just finished the Trial of the Sword and immediately noticed the 7 monks are representing the 7 Sages." — kamuilyn, Okay, so I just finished the Trial of the Sword and immediately noticed the 7 monks are representing the 7 Sages. : Breath_of_the_Wild , Reddit, published April 16, 2018, retrieved April 18, 2018.