X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

The Evolutionary Biology of Hyrule: A Link to the Deku Tree

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

With 15 games and a handful of spin-offs – and undoubtedly more to come – the Zelda universe has acquired its share of fictional plants, animals and floating eyeball things. Lots of them, as shown in this piece by Jude Buffum. He compiled “200 of the most important species” in the series, including chickens.

magna arbor vitae deku by jude buffum

Behold! The Magna Arbor Vitae Deku. It’s Latin for “Beautifully Drawn Huge Ass Print. Deku.” I kid. It means The Great Deku Tree of Life. As you can see, ol’ Deku Tree’s branches are quite organized. Even though each branch is not explicitly labeled, there are various phyla, which branch out into orders and then genera and then species. El Juderino then gave each organism its own binomial Latin name, a laudable feat in itself.

His Judeness said that he’ll be selling 15 copies of Magna Arbor Vitae Deku at the SUPER iam8bit art show in Los Angeles, but seeing as the show already kicked off yesterday I wouldn’t be surprised if he already sold them all. But don’t worry, Juder will release posters of the print after the show ends. Check out The Jude’s website for magna-sized pictures. I suggest you alternate between the tree itself and the names to discover gems like Vulpes keaton, Testudosaxeus tricollum and good ol’ creature number 167.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



The Science of Snow Driving

The Science of Snow Driving

Coil Spring to Katana

Coil Spring to Katana

Mighty Vibe Spotify Player

Mighty Vibe Spotify Player

Advertisement
Bollinger Motors B2 Is a Boxy, All-electric Pickup Truck

Bollinger Motors B2 Is a Boxy, All-electric Pickup Truck

Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Make 453 Horses Each

Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo Make 453 Horses Each

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe Review: A Turbocharged Fist-Full of Exotic Fury

2018 Audi TT RS Coupe Review: A Turbocharged Fist-Full of Exotic Fury