being the super huge Zelda nerd i am, i must point out the only mistake made during your entire post Storm.
in WW, the hylians did not pray for the goddesses to flood hyrule. they prayed for them to send a hero to save it. but when that never happened, they prayed for the goddesses to save them themselves. so the goddesses commanded the people to move to the mountain tops then they flooded hyrule, forever sealing ganon down there(or so they thought)