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Was Link a Christian elf?
>The Book of Magic resembles a stereotypical depiction of the holy book of Christianity, the Bible, as it has a cross on its cover. This is because the Japanese version of the game actually called the item the Bible. This was likely changed due to Nintendo of America's guidelines. In spite of this, the later Famicom cartridge edition retains both names, with Bible in Japanese and Book of Magic in English text beside it. In addition, the shields used by Link and Darknuts also have a cross painted on it.
Switching the Holy Bible into a magic grimoire is an odd case of censorship if you ask me.

>Although [A Link to the Past] rang in the religion of the Golden Goddesses and the Triforce, official artwork was released regardless that depicted Link kneeling before a crucifix.
>Right before the entrance to the Desert Palace, Link finds a tablet which, if read by using the Book of Mudora, tells him to pray to open the door. He then draws a cross on his chest while the first nine notes of the Sanctuary theme play. Incidentally, there is a pentagram inside of the Desert Palace in the Japanese version, though this was replaced with a nonsensical symbol in International versions. The Loyal Sage character was also a priest in the Japanese version, and his Sanctuary was intended to be a church.
Now I didn't know about the Pentagram...is there a Japanese version Romhack with English script? I want to revisit the old Zelda games with their original features intact, including OoT with the Islamic prayer in the fire cave.