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Those who stumble upon the Horse God’s domain in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may be fooled into thinking that the fountain houses yet another fae-like creature, ready to enhance their equipment after an offering of Rupees. While not technically a Great Fairy, Malanya is located in a fountain that very much resembles one belonging to a Great Fairy. Once you give him 1,000 Rupees, you’ll quickly discover that Malanya is decidedly not a Great Fairy at all, but is in fact the Horse God. The giant, horse-masked deity has a body, hands and a head, but no arms or neck to connect them. After handing over your tribute he’ll offer to revive any of your horses that have fallen in battle.
To find Malanya quickly, the best place to start is Highland Stable, which is near Haran Lake, south of Faron Woods. The Ka’o Makagh Shrine is nearby, so if you need a place to fast travel to, that Shrine should be your target. From there you can follow the road headed east past Haran Lake, and then turn to head south when the road forks near Nettie Plateau. The fork of the road leads you right across Horse God Bridge into a canyon that ends in Malanya Spring– where the Horse God’s Fountain is located.
Bonus tip: Malanya threatens to make you “pay the ultimate price” if you happen to be responsible for the death of any horse you bring him. While nothing comes of this if you do happen to kill a horse, you’ll receive a slightly altered string of text from the Horse God, shaming you for committing the heinous act.
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