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The Golden Land (A Link to the Past) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. In each of the games, the Sacred Realm is described as a mythical plane, or parallel world, created by three world-creating goddesses to be the holding place of the Triforce, an artifact of great power. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... A Legend of Zelda series logo The Legend of Zelda series (often shortened to Zelda, TLoZ, or LoZ), by Nintendo, is a series of video games created by celebrated game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ...

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The Triforce

The Triforce in the Sacred Realm, from A Link to the Past
The Triforce in the Sacred Realm, from A Link to the Past

The Triforce is composed of three golden equilateral triangles (themselves arranged as the three corners of a larger equilateral triangle). The three pieces of the Triforce represent the essence of each of the three goddesses that created the game's world, Hyrule: Din's Power, Nayru's Wisdom, and Farore's Courage. The three pieces of the Triforce, therefore, are the Triforce of Power, the Triforce of Wisdom, and the Triforce of Courage. Image File history File links Goldenland0. ... Image File history File links Goldenland0. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


The Golden Land in the story of A Link to the Past

According to the English manual:

In Hyrule, there are many Hylian buildings which are mentioned repeatedly in the Legends. These buildings, which now lie in ruin, pale shadows of their former splendor, are closely tied to the Triforce. Some were said to have the Triforce itself...
If it were only a symbol of the Gods, the Triforce would be coveted by many. But a verse from the Book of Mudora made the Triforce even more desirable:
"In a realm beyond sight,
"The sky shines gold, not blue.
"There, the Triforce's might
"Makes mortal dreams come true."
Many aggressively searched for the wish granting Triforce, but no one, not even the Hylian sages, was sure of its location; the knowledge had been lost over time. Some said the Triforce lay under the desert, others said that it was in the cemetery in the shadow of Death Mountain, but no one ever found it. That yearning for the Triforce soon turned to lust for power, which in turn led to the spilling of blood. Soon the only motive left among those searching for the Triforce was pure greed.

Once Ganondorf claimed the Triforce, his evil heart and its power combined made the world change utterly. Ganondorf's wish was to conquer the world. The Golden Land withered and died and became a place of darkness and evil, it became the Dark World, a reflection of Hyrule that was meant to serve Ganondorf's wish of conquest. But Ganondorf was not satisfied, and plotted to take over Hyrule to make his wish come completely true. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... In the fictional video game series The Legend of Zelda, the Book of Mudora was a chronological bibliography of the creation and history of Hyrule (i. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... In the Legend of Zelda series of video games, Hylian means from or related to the mythical land of Hyrule. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... Death Mountain (Japanese: デスマウンテン, Desu-Maunten) is a fictional mountain (occasionally a volcano as well), located in the fictional land of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human forms, the King of Evil, is a video game character and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Ganondorf began to use the Triforce's powers to lure others into the Dark World. Once there, they were transformed into reflections of their own hearts. Ganondorf became a boar or pig-like creature. Upon this transformation, Ganondorf went by the name Ganon, the King of Evil. Ganon used the men lured into the Dark World by the Triforce to build an army, with which he attacked Hyrule. The Seven Sages* then erected a barrier to seal the Dark World away, preventing any from entering. The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human forms, the King of Evil, is a video game character and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Within time, Ganon sent a portion of his spirit across the barrier to become the wizard Agahnim. Using the wizard as his pawn, he killed the King of Hyrule and began to capture the descendants of the Sages. By using a dark ritual to send them over the barrier into the Dark World, the barrier would break free once again. Although Agahnim is killed, he ultimately succeeds in breaking the seal. Later, upon Ganon's death, the Dark World vanishes entirely. Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human forms, the King of Evil, is a video game character and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... Agahnim is a fictional character from the Legend of Zelda videogame series. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Agahnim is a fictional character from the Legend of Zelda videogame series. ... Ganon ), also known as Ganondorf ) in his human forms, the King of Evil, is a video game character and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ...

  • -- Originally referred to as the "Seven Wise Men" in the SNES translation of A Link to the Past, this was changed to "Seven Sages" in the GBA remake.

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The Sacred Realm in the story of Ocarina of Time

The realm sealed

The realm remained sealed away from the physical world by a seal that could only be opened with a unique collection of items:

  • Three Spiritual Stones—each belonging to a different race of Hyrule and representing one of the three goddesses
    • The Kokiri's Emerald, Spiritual Stone of The Forest, representing Farore, Goddess of Wisdom
    • The Goron's Ruby, Spiritual Stone of Fire, representing Din, Goddess of Fire
    • The Zora's Sapphire, Spiritual Stone of Water, representing Nayru, Goddess of Love
  • The Ocarina of Time—when the Song of Time is played upon it in the presence of the Spiritual Stones, the Door of Time will open in the Temple of Time, which acts as the gateway to the Sacred Realm
  • The Master Sword—created to defeat evil and can only be wielded by the brave, and righteous Hero of Time.

Background info The Spiritual Stones are three magical gemstones that play a rather important part in the game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. ... Farore is the Goddess of Courage in the fictional world of the Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Look up din in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nayru is the Goddess of Wisdom in the fictional world of the Legend of Zelda series. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ) is a video game for the Nintendo 64 console. ... The Legend of Zelda series is a classic series of video games from Nintendo. ... The tepmle of Time is where the ancient relic known as the Mastersword lies in the video game The Legend of Zelda. It is said only the Hero of Time may enter the secret chambers of the temple and draw the Mastersword. ... The Master Sword on its pedestal. ... In the video game series The Legend of Zelda, the Hero of Time was the presupposed title of the main protagonist, Link. ...

The seal broken

Link and Princess Zelda, discovering that Ganondorf seeks to possess the Triforce, attempt to stop him by arriving at the Sacred Realm first. Unfortunately, their efforts to stop Ganondorf merely unseal the Sacred Realm for him. Link ) is the fictional protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Ganondorf attempts to claim the Triforce, but because his heart is not in balance, he is only able to obtain the Triforce of Power, temporarily thwarting his plans for becoming the ruler of the world.


The other pieces of the Triforce revert to those in Hyrule whose hearts most reflect the quality that the piece embodies; Princess Zelda gains the Triforce of Wisdom and Link gains the Triforce of Courage.


Although the Sacred Realm was beautiful ("the midday sky was gold, not blue"), it becomes warped and twisted under Ganondorf's control, becoming a reflection of his own heart by means of the Triforce of Power. Only the Temple of Light at the center of the Sacred Realm remains an uncorrupted stronghold. It is here where Link is held for seven years until he physically matures into the Hero of Time. The sage, Rauru, remained in the Temple of Light seemingly since its creation, before the seal of the Realm, and gives Link his first medallion in his quest, the Light Medallion. This article is about fictional characters from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. ...


The realm restored

At the end of Ocarina of Time, Link defeats Ganondorf, who is then sealed in the Dark Realm (which can also be known as the dark world) by the Sages, mythical protectors of Hyrule. It is disputed whether the realm returned to normal after these events. (Note: At the end of "Ocarina of Time", Ganondorf said that one day he would "exterminate" the descendants of Link and Zelda).


Dark World

In A Link to the Past, the legend of the Dark World unfolded. It was a corrupt version of the Golden Land where the Triforce, a relic of extraordinary power, lay. When Link drew the Master Sword from its pedestal in Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf, King of the Gerudo thieves, entered the Sacred Realm and used his Triforce of Power to corrupt the Golden Land, turning it into a reflection of his own heart—the Dark World. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods... The Triforce is commonly depicted as three golden triangles arranged to form a larger triangle. ... Link ) is the fictional protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... The Master Sword on its pedestal. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


There are two separate places called the Dark World in Four Swords Adventures. There is not much known about the region in Hyrule called the Dark World in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. It is apparently filled with live vegetation, whereas the other is not. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ...


The true Dark World is entered through portals that must be activated with a Moon Pearl. Once there, the player must look at the Game Boy Advance screen to see their Link in the Dark World. Link's shadow can then be seen in its equivalent location in the Light World on the television screen. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Twilight Realm

The Realm between the light world and dark world, created by the three Goddesses to banish a tribe of people who first tried to unlock the power of the Triforce for evil. Since their imprisonment, the tribe became known as the Twili. When the Twilight covers parts of Hyrule, humans become spirits. Link, however, is chosen by the Goddesses and is transformed into a wolf instead. Zelda, who also has the power of the gods, remains Hylian. The Twilight Realm is the other half that is tied to Hyrule in Twilight Princess. In the game, the Twilight Realm and the Sacred Realm are two different realms, as the Sages mention that the ancestors of the Twili people were banished from the Sacred Realm because of their abuse of the Triforce. Also in Twilight Princess, the Twilight Mirror exists. The purpose of this mirror is to warp a being from the normal realm to the Twilight Realm. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus (breath). // The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning breath (compare spiritus asper), but also soul, courage, vigor, ultimately from a PIE root *(s)peis- (to blow). In the Vulgate, the Latin word translates Greek (πνευμα), pneuma (Hebrew (רוח) ruah), as... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... Zelda may refer to: // Zelda Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 – March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. ... Character art, showing the new Link The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the name of the next game in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ...


The 1991 game "The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past" features a mirror which allows for transportation between light and dark worlds. Once used to escape the dark world, a portal remains in the light world for return, like the portals in "Twilight Princess."


Four Swords Adventure for the Gamecube also tells of a mirror that a dark tribe was sealed into. With this mirror Ganon made a dark copy of Link.


External links

  • A Link to the Past manual extract taken from Zelda Universe


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