The Deep Woods as seen in-game
|Related place(s)|| Faron Woods|
Deep Woods is a location in Faron Woods featured in Skyward Sword. Considered to be the deeper and more dangerous part of the woods, it is accessible once Link has obtained the Slingshot from the Kikwi Elder, Bucha. It contains the first dungeon of the game, the Skyview Temple.
The Deep Woods sits at the heart of the Faron Woods. It becomes accessible once Link manages to locate all of the missing Kikwis for the Kikwi Elder, Bucha, and is rewarded with the Slingshot. It consists of a small, branching path alongside a large canyon. Many tightropes, acting as bridges across sections of the canyon to other parts of the woods, lead to shortcuts and treasure. Remains of ancient architecture are spread throughout the forest. The Deep Woods contain Link's first of many interactions with a Goddess Cube, which Gorko the Goron has been investigating as part of his research.
The first dungeon of the game, the Skyview Temple, is located inside the Deep Woods, and Link returns here multiple times. Link's initial reasons for visiting are to search for Zelda and recover the Ruby Tablet to reveal another rift in the Sky. The second time Link visits the temple, now inhabited by stronger enemies, is to retrieve Sacred Water from the Skyview Spring to heal the wounds of Faron, the Water Dragon.
There are a total of nine Goddess Cubes located within the Faron Woods area of The Surface, three of which are found in the Deep Woods. The first can be found near Gorko, and is the first one that Link will come across in the game. As such, Gorko gives Link hints on how to activate them. It unlocks a Goddess Cube Chest on Pumpkin Landing, which contains an Adventure Pouch. The second can be found on the path leading up to the entrance of Skyview Temple. It unlocks a chest on a small island south of Skyloft, which contains a Piece of Heart. The third and final Goddess Cube can be found directly above the entrance of Skyview Temple, and requires the Clawshots to reach. It unlocks a chest on Beedle's Island that contains a Rupee Medal.
- "If I remember right... Yup, this is one of the things the goddess was said to have left behind for the hero of legend. Pretty amazing, right? I even thought up a name for these things. I have been calling them Goddess Cubes! Makes sense, right?" — Gorko (Skyward Sword)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||森の奥 (Mori no Oku)||Deep Woods|
|Spanish||Confines del bosque|
|French||Cœur de la forêt||Heart of the forest|
|Hyrule in Skyward Sword|
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