Mother and Child Isles

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Mother & Child Isles
Mother & Child Island.jpg
Game(s) The Wind Waker
Inhabitant(s) Fairy Queen
Traveling Merchant
Item(s) Fire Arrow
Ice Arrow
Related place(s) Great Sea Islands
Theme Music File:Fairy Queen Theme.ogg

In The Wind Waker, the Mother & Child Isles are a large island (the mother) and small island (the child) situated next to each other in the Great Sea.

Features and Overview

The Mother Island is actually a Fairy Fountain which serves as the home of the Fairy Queen. However, it is surrounded by a high rock wall, so the only way for Link to access it is to use the Ballad of Gales, which is learned from Cyclos. This will warp him inside the Mother Island. Once Link rescues his sister Aryll from the Forsaken Fortress, he can enter the Mother Island to receive the Fire and Ice Arrows from the Fairy Queen. The Fairy Queen will not appear before Link until after he rescues Aryll.

On the Child Island, which can be easily accessed by boat, Link meets a Traveling Merchant. A Blue ChuChu, and Rown, one of the Korok inhabitants of Forest Haven, can also be found here.

Similar Landmarks

Mother-and-Child Rocks

The Mother-and-Child Rocks in Twilight Princess

The Mother-and-Child Rocks[1] are a notable part of Zora's Domain in Twilight Princess. The structures can be found in the central waters near the base of the waterfall, and are the only area where the native Reekfish congregate. In the game, Link must catch a Reekfish in order to obtain the Reekfish Scent and thus find his way to Snowpeak Top.

The Mother-and-Child Rocks are an obvious reference to the Mother & Child Isles found on the Great Sea in The Wind Waker; however, it is unlikely that the two are related, as the rocks are much smaller in size than the islands. Also supporting this is the fact that it has been confirmed that Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker take place at the same period in alternate timelines.


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Language Name Meaning
English United Kingdom Mother & Child Isles
Spanish Spain Islas Madre e Hija Mother and Daughter Isles
French French-speaking countries Île Géminée Twin Island
German Germany Mutter und Kind-Insel Mother and Child Island
Italian Italy Isola della Diade Island of Dyad


  1. "Reekfish live close to the two stone formations we call the Mother-and-Child Rocks. They've got a distinct smell that some find a little...gamey...but they're packed with nutrients, so they're revered and well cared for." — Zora (Twilight Princess)
Islands in The Wind Waker
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Forsaken FortressStar IslandNorthern Fairy IslandGale IsleCrescent Moon IslandSeven-Star IslesOverlook IslandFour-Eye ReefMother and Child IslesSpectacle IslandWindfall IslandPawprint IsleDragon Roost IslandFlight Control PlatformWestern Fairy IslandRock Spire IsleTingle IslandNorthern Triangle IslandEastern Fairy IslandFire MountainStar Belt ArchipelagoThree-Eye ReefGreatfish IsleCyclops ReefSix-Eye ReefTower of the GodsEastern Triangle IslandThorned Fairy IslandNeedle Rock IsleIslet of SteelStone Watcher IslandSouthern Triangle IslandPrivate OasisBomb IslandBird's Peak RockDiamond Steppe IslandFive-Eye ReefShark IslandSouthern Fairy IslandIce Ring IsleForest HavenCliff Plateau IslesHorseshoe IslandOutset IslandHeadstone IslandTwo-Eye ReefAngular IslesBoating CourseFive-Star IslesGreat Sea Map TWW.png

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