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The Hyrule Tree of Life

Posted August 12, 2011 - By Moye Ishimoto

The Hyrule Tree of Life

Artist Jude Buffum put together this enormous piece depicting  the Hyrule animal kingdom from Legend of Zelda.

I created Magna Arbor Vitae Deku (traslated “The Great Deku Tree of Life”) a sprawling exploration of the evolutionary biology of the 200 most important species from the Legend of Zelda video game series. Complete with binomial Latin names (Zora Bellator and Zora Fluvialis share a common ancestor with the more peaceful species Zora Sapien, for example), the brancehs of the Deku tree trace the evolution of each species over millions of years. Forks in the branches indicate an extinct common ancestor of the species that follow.

Now THIS is what we call nerd science. We would totally hang this picture on the wall next to this epic Zelda painting.

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  • Rowona

    I need a t-shirt with this on it! Zelda forever!!

    Posted: August 15, 2011 7:53 AM
  • Cryptomaster420

    Lolz epic : TLoZ eternal

    Posted: August 15, 2011 1:26 AM
  • beckles

    saweeeeeet...i want

    Posted: August 14, 2011 5:54 PM
  • PeopleB4Profits

    Yea, is there a way to get a poster sized print of this?

    Posted: August 14, 2011 10:08 AM
  • swimchamp15

    I WANT IT!!!!!!

    Posted: August 14, 2011 6:30 AM