Triforce of Wisdom

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The Triforce of Wisdom, often associated with a blue color, holds the essence of the second Goddess, Nayru. Traditionally, this piece of the Triforce is bound to Princess Zelda. In the original The Legend of Zelda game, Princess Zelda divides the Triforce of Wisdom into eight shards and scatters them across Hyrule in order to hide it from Ganon.


The Legend of Zelda

The Triforce of Wisdom, held up by Link before the battle with Ganon

In the first game, Princess Zelda splits the Triforce of Wisdom into eight separate pieces and hides them within eight dungeons scattered throughout Hyrule in an attempt to prevent the evil Ganon from obtaining it. She then sends her attendant Impa to find a hero capable of destroying Ganon. Impa finds Link who agrees to help. He then travels to the eight dungeons and retrieves the pieces. Only when the Triforce of Wisdom is assembled will Link be able to gain access to Ganon's dungeon on Death Mountain.

The Adventure of Link

The Triforce of Wisdom as seen in The Adventure of Link

The Triforce of Wisdom was obtained back in The Legend of Zelda after Link re-assembled the eight pieces. Along with the Triforce of Power and the Triforce of Courage from the Great Palace, Link uses the three Triforce pieces to awaken the sleeping Princess Zelda.

A Link to the Past

The Triforce of Wisdom as seen in A Link to the Past

After defeating Ganon, Link uses the full Triforce to bring peace to Hyrule.

Ocarina of Time

The Triforce of Wisdom held by Princess Zelda in Ocarina of Time

After Link opens the Door of Time and removes the Master Sword from its pedestal, Link is sealed away within the Sacred Realm for seven years. Ganondorf uses this opportunity to enter the Sacred Realm and claim the Triforce. However, upon touching the sacred relic, it splits into three pieces. The Triforce of Wisdom went into the hand of Princess Zelda.

Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons

The Triforce of Wisdom as seen in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons

Link travels to the castle holding the Triforce which informs him of his destiny in Holodrum and Labrynna.

The Wind Waker

The Triforce of Wisdom is unknowingly held by Tetra in The Wind Waker

When Tetra was younger, her mother gave her an unusual gold necklace and was told to guard it with her life. That necklace was a piece of the legendary Triforce of Wisdom. Upon meeting Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule in Hyrule Castle underneath the Great Sea, he informs Tetra of her destiny and he re-assembles the Triforce of Wisdom with the lost part. Tetra is told that she is Princess Zelda and she is then garbed in the dress of the Princess.

Twilight Princess

The Triforce of Wisdom is held by Princess Zelda in Twilight Princess

The Triforce of Wisdom remains in the hand of Princess Zelda who also had been blessed with the gift as did Link and Ganondorf. Supposedly, the Triforce of Wisdom prevents her from becoming a spirit when Hyrule is engulfed in Twilight.

Skyward Sword

The Triforce of Wisdom obtained by Link in Sky Keep in Skyward Sword

The Triforce of Wisdom is located within Sky Keep beneath the Statue of the Goddess on Skyloft. It is one of the three Triforce pieces that Link needs to collect in the Sky Keep. It is required to eradicate The Imprisoned permanently from the world.

A Link Between Worlds

Princess Hilda in possession of the Triforce of Wisdom in A Link Between Worlds

The Triforce of Wisdom is held by Princess Zelda, however, before the final battle, Princess Hilda takes the Triforce of Wisdom from Zelda's portrait and tells Link about how Lorule fell into its current state and how their Triforce was destroyed. She reveals that both her and Yuga worked together to steal the Triforce from Hyrule for their own purposes.