First of all, this is mostly for myself. I've been giving some thought about the Legend of Zelda timeline, and where each game fits in it. Normally I think the Zelda games all stand on their own, but I think a timeline may be possible if you assume there is more than one Link in some cases. I just watched Angry Video Game Nerd's video about the Zelda timeline, which is why I'm interested.
Here're my thoughts:
-Ocarina of Time is first. The wizard Ganondorf is human all the way up to the end where he transforms into the pig you see in previous games that are supposedly later in the timeline.
-Majora's Mask, an obvious sequel to OOT, is next.
-The original Zelda. This goes against the AVGN, but it makes sense because Link still appears to be a kid in this one. So this is possibly the same kid from Majora's Mask.
-Zelda 2, a direct sequel, so that's obvious. Link is a teen in this one.
-The GBC games Oracle of Ages or Seasons, either one can go before the other. Link is still a teen in this one, which is why I relate it to Zelda 2.
-I think this is the point in the timeline where Link arrives in the future seven years from Ocarina of Time's past. Link is an older teen of 17 here, so it fits with the way he ages. We just have to assume that Ganon makes his returns once every couple years.
-It's really hard to find Twilight Princess's place in the timeline. It can go anywhere, really. This is a stand-alone Zelda game because yet again we see Link's origins. My theory is that there are generations of heroes named Link (sorta confirmed with Windwaker), so this is the second. I like to put the game here because he resembles adult Link from Ocarina of Time, the first generation Link. However, like I said, I don't think they're the same person, unless Link settled down and started living in a small hamlet. If he had he'd only have done so for maybe a year, depending on his age, and I don't really buy that. Besides, he'd have re-learned a move he'd already have learned in Zelda 2: the downward pogo stick-looking attack. Having this as a new generation also fits in that Zelda has brown hair in this game, while in every other game she has blonde.
-Link to the Past, which I believe is a new Link. This is Link's third generation. Zelda introduces herself to Link through telepathy, which I don't think she'd do if she already knew Link before this.
-Link's Awakening for Gameboy is my next guess. I've never played the game so all I can do is go with what AVGN says, that it is an implied sequel.
-I think the Four Swords games come next, bringing in Link's fourth generation. Minish Cap introduces Vaati and his backstory, so that's next in the timeline.
-Four Swords, the mini-adventure tacked onto the remake of Link to the Past, comes here.
-Four Swords Adventures is the last Four Swords game, and the last appearance of Link until Wind Waker. I've never played this game, so I don't know what would make Link not appear to beat Ganon, as it says Link did not appear when Ganon reappeared again. But I still stand by my belief that this is the last game before Hyrule gets flooded by the Goddesses.
-Wind Waker takes place 100 years after the Hero of Time, the original Link beat Ganon. This is the fifth generation of Link and Zelda.
-The last game is Phantom Hourglass, a direct sequel to WW.
And that's it, my timeline theory. Of course, in truth I believe every Zelda game that isn't a direct sequel stands on its own without any thought to it's place in a timeline. I just did this for fun, because Zelda is one of my favorite franchises.