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Sokra is a character in Oracle of Seasons. He is a wandering prophet who knows much about Holodrum and appears in several different locations along Link's quest.

Sokra first appears at the east end of Horon Village, but he is sound asleep. It isn't until after Link completes the Gnarled Root Dungeon that Sokra awakes. He gives Link some words of wisdom, explaining that the Temple of Seasons is calling for him.[1]

Link later runs into Sokra within the Woods of Winter. After Link travels to Subrosia and acquires the Rod of Seasons, he comes back up through the Subrosian Portal. After heading east one screen to the Woods of Winter, Sokra immediately starts talking to Link speaking about the Rod of Seasons.[2][3] Sokra explains how Link can change the season using the Rod of Seasons and the nearby Tree Stump. However, he notes that the Rod only has the Power of Winter.[4] Sokra states that there must be other entrances into the land of Subrosia and that perhaps Link once again has to return to the Temple of Seasons.[5]

Sokra later appears in Spool Swamp after Link has acquired the Floodgate Key. He explains that a new power of season is needed within his Rod of Seasons and that a new portal to Subrosia needs to be found.[6]

Sokra’s character as a wandering prophet and musician may have been inspired by biwa hōshi, or “lute priests.” Prior to the Meiji period of medieval Japan, these traditionally male musicians traveled from town to town, playing their biwa lutes and reciting songs, stories (typically war stories), poetry, and prayers. Biwa hōshi were typically blind, and wore the long robes of Buddhist monks. They also kept their heads shaved, which was also a common practice among Buddhist monks.



  1. "Wait, young traveler. I'm a wandering prophet, Sokra. Ahh...I feel it! Spring, summer, autumn, winter! The four spirits are calling you! Make no mistake! The Temple of Seasons is still hidden in this world! If you can find the temple, then pay a visit to the spirits who live there. Surely they can help. Farewell!" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.
  2. "That's it! You have the Rod of Seasons!" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.
  3. "If that Rod of Seasons held the powers of the Season Spirits, you could change the seasons!" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.
  4. "But I see it has only the power of winter. Hmm... Swing the rod from atop that stump. Its power will be unleashed! Do you understand? :›Yes ›Not really" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.
  5. "If the Temple of Seasons has sunk into some land called Subrosia, there must be other entrances to the Subrosian land! You must find them! Perhaps you will even go to the Temple of Seasons again. So we part!" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.
  6. "Just as I, Sokra, predicted, the time has come when a new Power of Seasons is needed. This means you must find a doorway to the Subrosian land and go to the Temple of Seasons." — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.