The Legend of Zelda series’ timeline revealed in Hyrule Historia (25th anniversary art book), according to reports posted online and mapped here by Kotaku.
Apparently the story splits into three branches:
“Note that the ‘split’ is due to Ocarina’s time differences and assumptions based on the different ways that story could have ended and branched off from his two ages.
The Link to the Past split is Link failing, the Majora’s split is Link defeating Ganon and branching off from his boyhood, and the Wind Waker split is Link defeating Ganon and branching from his older years.”
I don’t even follow the Zelda timeline conspiracy theories, but I’m sure plenty of minds are being blown today.
See also: More Legend of Zelda posts