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So is the lake in the middle of the Zelda 1 map Lake Hylia? Also, are the locations in Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess the same locations as their analogues in other Zelda games, just with different names (e.g. Eldin Volcano is Death Mountain, Faron Woods are the Lost Woods, Lanayru Desert is the Gerudo Valley area etc.). I honestly always thought that each game had a forest, desert, and mountain themed area, as well as a lake in order to incorporate the traditional gameplay elements of the series. It seems so obvious now that each game takes place in the same place.
I like that Termina theory by the way.
It was from the LOTR wiki Beleriand article; I believe it is a fan-made combination of the maps from the beginning of LOTR and The Silmarillion. Tolkien never made many maps of his world, especially not outside of Beleriand and LOTR-era western Middle-earth, so most maps you'll see on the internet are fan-made.
Does anyone seriously think that the developers of Zelda ever attempted to create a consistent geographic world where all the games take place? I always felt like they sacrificed a consistent geographic world for more freedom in crafting the world of each game. Plus, they can always explain away any discrepancies with the fact that each game takes place hundreds or thousands of years apart from each other. But then there's Termina- no one can really agree on what or where that is.
Here's the west coast of Middle-earth, Beleriand, before the Valar sunk it at the end of the Second Era and the new west coast became Eriador.
The mountains labelled Ered Luin at the very right are the same mountains on the very left of your map, also labelled Ered Luin.
This probably explains better: