Statues of the Goddess from Skyward sword
Breath of the Wild is the 19th game in the Legend of Zelda series, so it has a lot of lore it can build off and utilize. The statues of the goddess first introduced in Skyward Sword return, but they are more than aesthetic this time. Present the statues with Spirit Orbs and you’ll be given the choice of increasing either your heart meter or your stamina gauge.
The appearance of these idols also creates a direct connection between Breath of the Wild and Skyward Sword, illustrating that Link and Zelda brought the beliefs and traditions of Skyloft with them to the surface after they descended to Hyrule.