1. The belief that the soul, upon the death of the body, comes back to the Earth, or perhaps another plane, in another body or form.
2. Rebirth of the soul in a new body.
3. A new incarnation, or embodiment, of a person.
4. The rebirth of an idea, organization, or regime.
EX. The transformation of Zelda, throughout twenty-five years and over a dozen titles, has taken interesting twists in turns. From the innocence of the original title to the more romantic arcs of A Link to the Past and Ocarina to the cartoonish characterizations of the Wind Waker titles to her nearly absent presence in Twilight Princess to the far better nuanced best friend turned true love in Skyward Sword, Zelda's characterization seems to have reflected the tone of each title.
Meanwhile, Link is a grunting dope.