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The Mysidian Legend
In the Advance port

The Mysidian Legend is a legend passed down in the town of Mysidia in Final Fantasy IV. It foretells of a Chosen One who is destined to end all evil in the world.

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Final Fantasy IV (SNES)

One to be born
From a dragon
Hosting the light
And the dark
Arises high up
In the sky to
The still land.
Veiling the moon with
The Light of Eternity,
It brings
Another promise
To Mother Earth with
A bounty and mercy.

Final Fantasy IV (Playstation & GBA Remake)

One born of a dragon
Bearing darkness and light,
Shall rise to the heavens
Over the still land.
The moon's light eternal
Brings a promise to Earth
With bounty and grace.

Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS Remake)

Birthed from womb of Dragon's maw
And borne unto the stars
By light and darkness cast aloft
Are dreamtide oaths resworn
Moon is swathed in ever-light
Ne'er again to know eclipse
Earth, with hallow'ed bounty reconciled

Yet fleeting is the reverie
When moon from shadow has egressed
Guided forth anew by light made manifest

Two bound by ties of blood
By Time and Fate when wrest apart
Unto lunar light and Gaian breast

Interpretation

The Elder of Mysidia interprets this legend, and he believes that Cecil Harvey is the one "birthed". He justifies this because Cecil wields the Mythgraven Blade after becoming a Paladin, and it was also passed down that only the Chosen One would wield this sword.

King Giott interprets this legend to justify the existence of the Lunar Whale, an airship which can take passengers to and from the Red Moon.

In the DS version, Rydia notices that the land of Mysidia itself resembles the head of a dragon, with the Lunar Whale rising up out of the sea, which forms the dragon's "mouth". Thus, the Lunar Whale could be considered to have been "birthed from womb of dragon's maw".

In actual fact, Cecil is the son of the previous Paladin, and to say that he bears darkness and light is to say that he ascended from Dark Knight to Paladin. The prophecy also refers to accessing and using the Lunar Whale in order to reach the moon and awaken Fusoya in order to restore Golbez to his former self and defeat Zemus. Essentially, the Legend is the basis for the entire game.

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This article uses material from the "Mysidian Legend" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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