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Druthulidi, sometimes collectively called Demons, is a name devised by the Ancient Hylians for a race of powerful and destructive godlike beings that originated on other worlds.

Etymology

Druthulidi is likely derived from the Ancient Hylian words druthu (not of, unlike, different) and Lidi (Goddesses). The name likely means not of the Goddesses or those not made by the Goddesses in reference to the fact that the Druthulidi existed prior to the creation of Hyrule. The word is coined by Vaati and is later used by Hylia.

Characteristics

Druthulidi appearances vary, however there are some common traits they all share. All Druthulidi have chaotically positioned tentacles on their bodies and are generally black, dark violet, or dark blue in coloration. Their eyes are almost always red with yellow and green pupils, though the shape of their pupils tend to vary. All Druthulidi are physically genderless as the races of Hyrule understand, though many adopt genders or are assigned genders by their followers. Their appearance greatly betrays their true nature, a mistake made by the First Sages, who attempted to control the Druthulidi as weapons.

Powers and Abilities

The abilities of Druthulidi vary between individuals. Common powers that are shared amongst them are the ability to change size and form, as well as possessing other people through infection, physical force, or remotely through overpowering will. All Druthulidi are capable of breaking themselves down into smaller organisms and entities. Some Druthulidi like Majora are able to create entire armies via this method, while others like Vaati prefer to exist almost entirely in a disconnected state. The Druthulidi Iemanis created the entire race of Gohma by giving the entities he made some level of autonomy, allowing them to continue after he was destroyed. Druthulidi also have the ability to travel between worlds and planets, with certain beings like Demise being able to transport others alongside himself.

History

Very little is known about the Druthulidi's history prior to their arrival to Hyrule, it known that however that they attacked numerous other worlds across the Cosmos including the Realm of Twilight. The Druthulidi are lured into Hyrule by the First Sages in an attempt to use them as weapons to destroy each other, as they were unable to do so with their own servants. The Druthulidi proved impossible to control however and revolted against the Sages, turning on them and each other. With Hyrules destruction and their own demise immenent the Sages make contact with Majora the most powerful of the Druthulidi. They form an accord with him for aid to help defeat the other Druthulidi in exchange for an unknown price. With Majora's aid and a truce between them the First Sages turn the tide of the war, with most Druthulidi fleeing, some being sealed away and others outright destroyed. In the aftermath of the war the First Sage Demoko fabricates a lie that it was in fact Majora who brought the other Druthulidi to Hyrule, in revenge for being sealed away in Termina. This lie was spread and believed by the people of Hyrule for millenia, it was not until the First Sage Sulkaris, whom was cast out and demonized by the others, exposed this lie to Hyrule was the truth finally known.

Notable Druthulidi

The Anouki deity Kholdstare share many characteristics with the Druthulidi, though it is native to Hyrule and was born long after its creation instead of originating from other planets.