Temple of Light
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DescriptionLink only visits it six times. The best (and only) known place of this Temple is the Chamber of Sages. From this room, the Six Sages can gather their powers to seal the Evil King Ganondorf.
The Temple of Light is situated in the very centre of the Sacred Realm and the resting place of the Triforce. Its power seems great, since it can resist magically to Ganondorf's evil monsters, that have already conquered both Hyrule and the Sacred Realm. This Temple is controlled by its only known inhabitant, Rauru, the Sage of Light.
The construction of the temple
Although many assume that Rauru (or the Ancient Sages) was the builder of the Temple of Light, there is no reason to even think that it has been built, since the Chamber of Sages doesn't look to be a normal construction. A clue for how the temple was As Zelda says:
The resting place of the sacred triangle, the Sacred Realm, is a mirror that reflects what is in the heart... the heart of one who enters it... If an evil heart, the Realm will become full of evil; if pure, the Realm will become a paradise.
Maybe the Temple is nothing more than the reflection of Rauru's (or Link's) heart. But this raises more questions: Why doesn't the Temple change when Ganondorf enters to the Realm? Why doesn't it change when each Sage is awakened an appears in the Chamber of Sages?
Because of this problems, this possibility can be ruled out. The power of the Triforce might be the solution: although many assume it was never used before Ganondorf takes it, it's possible that the Ancient Sages, after building the Temple of Time, also used the power of the Triforce to create a place where it would remain forever.
Has Ganon ever lived inside the Temple of Light?
After Ganondorf got the Triforce in OoT, the Sacred Realm converted into a world of monsters. After that, the Seven Sages sealed him inside the Evil Realm, what the Sacred Realm had become. This Evil Realm is the same Dark World from ALttP. Because the Light Temple was built using the power of Triforce, it would have remained there, in the very centre of the Sacred Realm. And it is very possible that it's still there, that the Pyramid of Power is nothing more than the Temple of Light.
There are several reasons to think so:
- The Temple of Light is in the very centre of the Sacred Realm, the Pyramid of Power is in the centre of the Dark World
- Ganondorf finds the Triforce inside of the Temple in OoT, Link finds it in ALttP inside of the Pyramid
- Pyramids are a solar symbol by excellence, they even were treated as the petrified light rays.
From this a history of the Temple of Light can be reconstruted: After Ganondorf is sealed into the void of the Evil Realm, a world, similar in all to Hyrule is created because of Ganon's evil heart reflected in the Realm. But he cannot conquer the Temple of Light, so he builds a tower in Death Mountain, from where he is able to conquer the place where the Triforce rested, and convert it into the Pyramid of Power, where he would face Link.
- Rauru, the first time Link meets him:
Link... Wake up... Link, the chosen one... I am Rauru, one of the ancient Sages... Ages ago, we ancient Sages built the Temple of Time to protect the entrance to the Sacred Realm... This is the Chamber of Sages, inside the Temple of Light... The Temple of Light, situated in the very center of the Sacred Realm, is the last stronghold against Ganondorf's evil forces. The Master Sword--the evil-destroying sword that you pulled out of the Pedestal of Time--was the final key to the Sacred Realm. [...]The Master Sword is a sacred blade which evil ones may never touch... Only one worthy of the title of "Hero of Time" can pull it from the Pedestal of Time.... However, you were too young to be the Hero of Time... Therefore, your spirit was sealed here for seven years. And now that you are old enough, the time has come for you to awaken as the Hero of Time! Well, do you understand your destiny? But, remember... Though you opened the Door of Time in the name of peace... Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves, used it to enter this forbidden Sacred Realm! He obtained the Triforce from the Temple of Light, and with its power, he became the King of Evil... His evil power radiated from the temples of Hyrule, and in seven short years, it transformed Hyrule into a world of monsters. My power now has only little influence, even in this Sacred Realm... Namely, this Chamber of Sages.
|English||Temple of Light|
|French||Temple de la Lumière|
|German||Tempel des Lichts|
Entry submitted by Arturo