I started this thread to say what I thought the games went in, but I ended up starting a History of Hyrule
, if you will. Seeing as this will be on a bit larger of a scale than I expected, I'll continue to my kind-of-concise history (up until what I think is the last game, probably WW) by updating and bumping. So I present chapter one: Creation.
Once upon a time, in a far away place, there was chaos. Everything, and nothing, floating among nothing, and everything. No land, law- or life. Barren. Silent. Unfathomable.
But one time in this timeless world, one day in a place where days cannot be distinguished from each other, across the blinding darkness, there appeared three dazzling, golden streaks. The three points of shining light flew in single file amongst and above the chaos.
Behind the first, a trail of rich, raw, red earth followed. The earth was stable and solid, and the chaos was given order. Rocks fell into place perfectly, coming together to create a flat ground, rolling hills, and towering mountains. But for the sturdy foundation, there was still a deafening silence, and the land was still barren.
Behind the second, a trail of both good, evil, instinct, and philosophy followed. The newly formed earth suddenly wasn't silent. It knew of itself, of its surroundings. It knew how to function the way an earth should. The mountains moved, the hills rolled, and a fierce wind blew over the plains with its newly found vigor and drive. But there was also another law given to the earth, a law for life. But for all the earth's verve, the land was still barren and devoid of life to uphold this law.
Behind the third, a trail of living beings followed. Green flora covered the once arid land. Diverse races of sentience scattered themselves across the earth. The newly formed order could now be observed and protected by these creatures. There was no more disarray, silence, or barrenness. The Earth was complete.
Upon seeing the product of their labors, the three Godesses planned to leave Hyrule, but before they did, they wanted to give their children something to aspire to, something to reach for, even in vainly. They housed much of their Golden Power in three shining relics: the Triforce. Din, Goddess of Power, mirrored Hyrule to create the Sacred Realm, where the Triforce would safely reside. Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom, ordered the Triforce to grant the wishes of whomever touches it, so that their children would be able to tap the Power of Gold. Farore, Goddess of Courage, created a gateway between Hyrule and the Golden Land, to be opened when the time was right.
Seeing that their work was finished, the three Golden Goddesses ascended back into the heavens from whence they came. From there, they promised never again to intervene except through the Triforce as wielded by whomever touched it. They watched Hyrule grow and evolve, proud to see their children form civilization.