i've always found it weird that a lot of the dungeons in zelda are called temples. who would worship in these places? even without being infested by monsters, I'd feel weird if I had to climb a ladder, jump a few platforms, open a secret passageway, get a hookshot, and use it to get to youth group o.O
I'm looking hard for this article, but I remember reading an article from Nintendo that explained that the temples weren't actually for worship. The temples were tests for the monks (or other worshipers for certain places) of Hyrule to prove themselves long before they fell into disuse and became nests for monsters. If I remember correctly, the article used Ocarina of Time as an example. The temple was the test, the place of worship were the pedestal that you warp to, right outside the temples. I am looking for that article and I will post it here as soon as I find it.