The Waelda are a plant-based sentient species in the Golden Sun series of video games. Only two Waelda appear in the games: Tret and his female counterpart, Laurel who reside next to each other in Kolima Forest. The Waelda live extraordinarily long lives that allow them to amass vast amounts of knowledge. This leads some to think of them as divine beings, as is displayed when, in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Amiti bows before Laurel and angrily instructs his party members to do the same because they "are in the presence of an enlightened being."
The term "Waelda" references to "Wälder" (spoken similar to "Waelda"), which is plural of "Wald" (Forest/Wood(s)). "Wälder" means "Forests" or "Woods" in German.