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This is a list of fictional locations in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Most of these are dungeons.


Forest Temple

The Forest Temple is the first of five main temples through which the player must progress during the part of the game in which the main character, Link, is an adult. It is located in the Sacred Forest Meadow within the Lost Woods and accessible only with the hookshot since the entrance stairs are in ruins. The temple consists of two floors and two basement levels. There is a courtyard in the back. The major treasure of the Forest Temple is the Fairy Bow, which is gained after defeating three Stalfos. There are four sub bosses--the 'Poe Sisters' named Joelle, Beth, Amy, and Meg--and the main boss is Phantom Ganon. The Forest Temple's Sage is Saria and its warp song is the 'Minuet of Forest'.

Fire Temple

The Fire Temple is the second major dungeon of the adult-Link portion of the game. It is located inside Death Mountain Crater which can be accessed through Darunia's Chambers in Goron City. Some areas of the temple, due to their intense heat, can only be entered while wearing a Goron Tunic. The Fire Temple consists of four floors filled mostly with burning lava. The major treasure is the Megaton Hammer and the boss is Volvagia, a dragon. The Fire Temple's Sage is Darunia and its warp song the 'Bolero of Fire'.

Water Temple

Water Temple is the third major dungeon of the adult-Link portion of the game, and is where the Zoras pay homage to the water spirits. It is located beneath the waters of Lake Hylia at the base of the lake's largest island. The Water Temple is effectively a maze of chambers on four floors, some only accessible when the water of the temple is at a certain level. Part of the challenge of this temple is being able to raise and lower the water level effectively. The temple's main treasure is the longshot and its boss is Morpha, an aquatic amoeba. The Water Temple's Sage is Princess Ruto and its warp song the 'Serenade of Water'.

Bottom of the Well

Bottom of the Well is a minor dungeon that must be completed before attempting the Shadow Temple. It is located in the eastern part of Kakariko Village and is only accessible when Link is a child after he has learned the 'Song of Storms' and drained the well. The Bottom of the Well is infested with Redead, Gibdos, and Like Likes. The Lens of Truth is gained here.

Shadow Temple

Shadow Temple is the fourth major dungeon in the adult-Link portion of the game. The Shadow Temple is located on the ledge in the far east side of Kakariko Graveyard and can be accessed only with the hookshot and Din's Fire. The Shadow Temple consists of four floors infested with Redead, Gibdos, Like Like, and Dead Hands. It includes many invisible enemies and false walls making a near-continuous use of the Lens of Truth necessary. The major prize in the Shadow Temple are the Hover Boots and its final boss Bongo Bongo. The Shadow Temple's Sage is Impa and its warp song the 'Nocturne of Shadow'.

Spirit Temple

Spirit Temple is the fifth major dungeon of the adult-Link portion of the game. The Spirit Temple lies within the Desert Colossus to the west of the Haunted Wastelands. The temple is divided into two portions--one accessible only when Link is a child and the other only when he is an adult. The child-Link section consists mostly of puzzles. Its boss is an Iron Knuckle and its defeat earns Link the Silver Gauntlets, which are required to access the adult-Link section of the Temple. In the adult-Link portion, the temple's major treasure is the Mirror Shield which must be used to defeat its final boss Twinrova, the sorceress sisters Koume and Kotake. The Spirit Temple's Sage is Nabooru and its warp song the 'Requiem of Spirit'. According to the game, the Spirit Temple was built by all-female architects and masons from the Gerudo tribe of thieves. It is said to hold a vast amount of treasure and secrets, presumably in the form of picture writing that can be seen on its walls inside the game. It was once Ganondorf's hideout, and rumor has it that it was built so that Gerudo women can pray to their goddess for a child, thus solving the mystery of Gerudo reproduction.

Ice Cavern

Ice Cavern is located off Zora's Fountain and accessible only as an adult with the use of the hookshot. It is a minor dungeon that must be completed before attempting the Water Temple. The final boss is an Ice Wolfos and defeating him earns Link the Iron Boots.

Haunted Wasteland

Haunted Wasteland is located to the west of Gerudo Valley and only accessible through a gate kept by the Gerudo. The area is very dangerous and in order to cross it, Link must complete two challenges. The first is the 'River of Sand'. Link must longshot to the other side or risk being swallowed by it. Alternatively, the Hover Boots can be used to walk across it. After the river, flag posts guide Link to a platform where the second challenge--the Spirit Guide--begins. There Link must equip the Lens of Truth and follow the Poe guide through the remainder of the desert. On the other side is the Desert Colossus, a huge statue that houses the Spirit Temple. Besides the two challenges, the desert is also home to a carpet merchant who sells bombchus.

Sacred Forest Meadow

The Sacred Forest Meadow is the favorite haunt of Saria. It lies in the center of the Lost Woods and can be reached by following the sound of Saria's Song. A portion of it, the Forest Maze, is infested with Scrubs when Link is a child, and Moblins and the odd wolfos when Link is an adult. Beyond the maze the Forest Temple can be found.

Death Mountain

This immense mountain houses the home of the Goron race, the Dodongo Caverns, and the Fire Temple, which lies inside the very heart of the mountain itself. It is located right near Kakariko Village, a small town of poor Hylians. Due to its instabilty, rocks and boulders are often seen rolling around the area and can do serious damage to an unwary adventurer. The area is rich in a plant called the Bomb Flower that the Gorons call their "special crop".

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  Results from FactBites:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time places - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4704 words)
Gorons are notably absent from the second officially chronological sequel The Wind Waker, and the game does not directly explain their absence; although there are 3 traveling salesmen wearing masks who possibly could be survivors of the race.
The Haunted Wasteland (幻影の砂漠, Gen'ei no Sabaku - Desert of Illusion) is located to the west of Gerudo Valley and only accessible through a gate kept by the Gerudo.
In a certain area of the wasteland, by straying from the Poe's path a bit, one can see what appears to be a pyramid structure.
Feature Fiction (4869 words)
"What rises in the Wasteland, remains in the Wasteland," Duc Wulfhere said before the chevaliers, foot-knights, mounted archers and swordsmen, and foot spearmen, swordsmen and axemen marched for the River Loire that marked the western border of the haunted Wasteland.
The smaller moon, glimpsed across the Wasteland where there was even a darkness to the daylight, seemed dimmer compared to its usual brightness when it rose high into the night sky.
As the bright chilly night descended on their post across from the Wasteland, Ralph said, "Get a fire going, dammit." He adjusted the scented white scarf tied to one arm that he wore as a reminder of his wife.
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