There’s freedom of religion in Hyrule, but generally each race worships the gods differently or pays special reverence to certain deities over others.
Din, for her great power is revered by the Gorons and Gerudo. They exemplify her ideals of strength and perseverance. It is said that Gerudo and Goron Clerics and Paladins in the service of Din will put themselves through particularly grueling tasks just to prove their strength to their matron deity. Din is also the Goddess of Rhythm and it is said that the changing of the seasons is the earth’s natural struggle against her power.
Farore, as the great mother of all ife, is especially revered by the Seele Court and those especially close to nature like the Koroks. However, her portrayal to be an adrenaline junky COURAGEOUS also got her the reputation of being the Patron Saint of drunks and wandering adventurers. Finally, because of her relationship with courage and life and old tale says together, with Impaz, she created the undead so that the living could face their fear of death. This strange and macabre relationship with the unlife earned her a special place with necromancers.
Nayru, as the bringer of order to chaos, is especially revered by the Zora. It is exemplified by their extremely hierarchical system of government. However, Nayru is also generally revered by scholars as she is regarded as the mother of science. Additionally, a more poetic name for Nayru is the “Goddess of all the flows” – words, water, time. It is she that brings order to the universe so that mortals can make sense of it.
Hylia, as one of the guardian goddess left behind by the the three primordial gods is revered to varying degrees by all races because of the war with Demise. However, her particular bird like associations earned her a special place in the Rito pantheon where is she is revered as the Goddess of Light. Hylians and Sheikah too also have special associations with Hylia. The Hyrulean Royal Family claims ancestry from Hylia, and many Sheikah clerics and paladins are in service to the Hyrulean Royal Family because of an old vow Impaz made to Hylia back in the Era of the Gods.
Impaz, as the goddess of shadows and purveyor of death is only worshiped by the Sheikah and the Hylians. While the Hylians believe her to be the raven-like deity that judges where you go in the afterlife the Sheikah claim to descend from the Goddess of Shadows. It is said their loyalty to the Hyrulean Royal Family comes from an old vow Impaz made with Hylia to always protect her and her ilk. Such devotion has led many to ponder the true nature of Hylia and Impaz’ relationship, but no definitive texts remain of the true nature of the accord. She is still so prominent in the Sheikah pantheon that each ruler of the Sheikah is afforded the name “Impa” when they take leadership of the tribe.
Finally, the “Goddess of Spirit (name tbd;)” is worshipped strictly by the Gerudo. It was said that the Goddess of Spirits broke apart into 8 divine hero’s who would go on to found the various Gerudo tribes. Little is known about her as the texts concerning her are a well guarded secret by her paladins and clerics, but what can be gleaned is that she was associated with naga’s in particular and was a fierce warrior goddess.
In addition, each race has it’s own local deities that they worship such as the guardian dragons, the Great Deku Tree, the Great Fae, etc.
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It was odd, being aware and unaware in the stillness. They’ve died
so many times, rather figuratively and very literally, yet this felt
different. It was dark, it felt… somewhat cold. They
couldn’t hear anything, couldn’t taste, see, but a certain feeling
was there, something that could reside in their chest, and it pulled
them somewhere. They were idly floating in the nothing, nowhere in
mind to go so they let themselves be guided by that invisible tug.
Maybe this was the end? Really the end. Where there’d be no
more going back. They were pretty sure that by now that golden yellow
light would have appeared. It was tangible, like a star, a lone
little sun in a void space, and when grazing it with their hands they
thought it’d burn but it only pulsed into their skin like warm water.
And then it grew, impaled them, through their chest and their limbs
and a sharp pang in their head, glass breaking and shattering and
exploding into pieces from the inside and sprouting out to become
pale light. Then they’d blink their eyes open to a place they were
before, to a time that hadn’t gotten them killed yet. And then they
might just die again, and they’d go to that SAVE point, and their
eyes will open. Repeat.
The ground, as quickly as it expanded, it just… falls out beneath your feet. And you’re falling, and you’re burning. And you’re being crushed, by the shattered earth, as it compresses down into the ground. And you hear an anguished scream, come from something massive, and furious. And all three of you have died.