What kind of horse is Epona



Epona is a recurring figure in the The Legend of Zelda series. Epona is a mare and Link's loyal companion. In different Zelda-Titles, Epona can be called when Link plays Epona's song. By riding it, Link can move around faster than on foot.


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Epona is found on the Lon Lon farm. At first she is wild and untamed, which makes it impossible for Link to get at her. Only Malon is able to stay near Epona. After Malon teaches Link "Epona's song" on his fairy ocarina, Epona develops a sympathy for Link and trusts him. Then when you play that song, it comes to you.

When Link returns to Lon Lon Farm as an adult, Epona will have become a great horse and can be ridden. Unfortunately, Basil, the previous caretaker of the ranch, has become the owner of the farm through the influence of Ganondorf and wants to give Epona, whom he considers indomitable, as a gift to Ganondorf. Link plays "Epona's Song" to tame Epona and challenges the ignorant Basil to a horse race. After Link wins two races against Basil, the horse is given to him. Basil keeps his promise and gives the horse to Link, but he closes the farm gate. Link and Epona then escape the farm by jumping over the border wall or gate of the farm. Link can then call Epona over by playing "Epona's Song" and ride on her. Epona can jump over small fences and over the gorge in the Gerudo valley before the bridge is built there.

Epona is in Ocarina of Time optional and is not required to play through the main story.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

At the beginning of the game, Link rides Epona through the Lost Forests. There they meet the horror kid who wears Majora's mask and is accompanied by the two fairy siblings Taya and Tael. The horror kid ambushes Link and steals Epona from him. Link's attempt to pin her to Epona and stop her also fails. He chases them up to a hollow tree and falls into a portal, whereupon he finds himself in Termina.

The horror kid visits Link again in Termina and tells him that Epona disobeyed him and that he got rid of her. Link can later find her at the Romani Ranch, where Romani and Cremia are taking good care of Epona. After Link has destroyed the rock that blocks the way to the ranch, he tries out the role of Romani's helper. If he passes this test, Epona will be returned to him. Romani then teaches Link "Epona's song". Link uses Epona to jump over a fence blocking the way to Skull Bay. He must also use Epona to get to Ikana.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons

In the opening credits of the games, Link rides Epona, who appears to be a young horse.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

In the prologue of the game, the events of Ocarina of Time tells, Link rides a horse, which is probably Epona.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

If Link acquires a carrot and throws it on the ground, each of the four Links will be able to ride Epona for a short amount of time, which can be extended by adding more carrots. Link cannot be injured while sitting on Epona.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Epona and Malon appear near the north gate of Hyrule City after Link finds the key from the Lon-Lon farm. Epona pulls the cart that contains the bottles of Lon-Lon milk. When Link is in his miniature form and Kinstones merges with the horse, his name will be given as Epona.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Link can ride Epona at the beginning of the game. Epona's name is listed as Epona, but it can be changed in this game. In contrast to other games, Link can also use his sword and other equipment while riding Epona, whereas in the past he could only use the bow. In addition, Epona now also inflicts damage to enemies when she walks over them.

At the beginning of the game, Link and Epona work on the pasture to bring the goats back. After work, Moe and Link return to Ordon. The next day, Link and Epona are free, but unforeseen circumstances force them to travel to the Phirone forest and find Talo, Malo and Betty.

After the successful rescue, Ilya sees that Epona has been injured. Annoyed by Link's apparent carelessness, she takes Epona to the Light Source to heal her injury. However, on this day Link is supposed to bring a present from Ordon to Hyrule. He can't get there in time without Epona, so he runs after Iliya with Colin. However, the road to the light source is blocked by Talo and Malo, who Link hands over a wooden sword so that he can pass them. After doing this, Colin runs to the source. Link follows and sees Epona behind the gate with Ilya.

Epona is later stolen by the Bulblins. Therefore it appears in Kakariko and Link is able to mount it and calm it down. In two fights against King Bulblin and in the final fight against Ganondorf, Epona must be ridden in order to successfully contest the fights. In the final battle, Zelda accompanies Link on Epona.

Epona can be called with a blade of grass on which Link plays her song. The disadvantage is that the corresponding plants cannot be found all over the plains of Hyrule. Link later receives the clay flute from Ilya as a friendship gift. This means that Link can call Epona anywhere.

If Link speaks to Epona in the wolf form, Epona will recognize him as Link. Epona will then tell Link to return to his human form.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Epona is in Breath of the Wild known as the "legendary horse". She's about the link amiibo Super Smash Bros. to obtain. She is already tamed by then. If you then bring her to the stable of the Twin Mountains, the owner of the stable recognizes her as the legendary horse. Although he explains to Link that Epona already has a name, he asks him anyway if he would like to use another name for her. After she is registered, Epona is fully saddled. Your saddle and bridle are very reminiscent of that Twilight Princes.

Name meaning

• The name is derived from the Roman goddess of horses (Epona) -> you can call her the goddess / queen of horses (Breath of the Wild, the legendary horse)

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