The Woman Who Inspired Nintendo’s Zelda Had An Incredible Life of Her Own

Nintendo’s Zelda is Named After Her


When Shigeru Miyamoto was developing a video game in the late 1980’s, he had difficulty finding the perfect name for his heroine. After going through several names, he settled on Zelda. He got his inspiration from the flapper. Later he said, “She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name.”

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