I conquered and freed my first Divine Beast last night: Medoh, the bird over Riko village. The game deceived me. The first beast I found was the elephant, up around the aquatic village. The quest was to go kill a Lynel and get its electric arrows. The Lynel is so powerful that I couldn't deal with it. I figured if I can't handle the sub-boss, there's no way I'll be able to deal with the Big Boss of a Divine Beast. But after wandering some more, I went back and did the Flight Range, learning to use arrows in flight, and it was unexpectedly easy (with the Riko's special bows), so I went to the Divine Beast to check it out. And it was not hard. Mostly logic puzzles and exploration. The final boss was, to my surprise, much easier than Guardians (which I still can't really deal with) and Lynels. Even Hinox are more challenging overall. So, ok. I'll get back to the other two Divine Beasts I've found (Elephant and Camel) and see how they are.