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Why are Zelda dungeons temples?

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  1. navarre

    navarre Proud Protestant

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    I've been in a fair few temples in my time- a couple Hindu, one Buddhist- and honestly, none have ended with me having to fight a massive spider OR involved me collecting keys and weaponry. So why are dungeons called temples? Do any Hylians actually worship in them?
     
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    Its a game.

    Dont try to bring logic into it
     
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    They don't usually look like dungeons either.

    At least some of the dungeons are referred to as 'sacred' places, so presumably they are indeed places of worship. If I remember correctly, the Lakebed Temple is actually referred to as a place of worship in Twilight Princess (I feel so nerdy right now).
     
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    There the type of dungeons id like to live in

    Well when the boss has been beaten and they have been cleared up a bit
     
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    essentially thats exactly it. most of them were once actual temples to worship in but eventually got overrun by monsters.
     
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    I might be wrong but don't temples also protect something (sacred)?

    Example: "Bow of light" or a piece of a map?
     

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