A sage from Twilight Princess.

The Sages are characters in The Legend of Zelda series. They are a group of powerful magic users that are blessed by the Golden Goddesses. They have become one of the principal elements of the Zelda games, they usually represent a element or emotion.


Unified timeline

Before The Minish Cap

They firstly appears according to Hyrule Historia during the Era of Chaos (before The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap) where Rauru the sage of light is forced to build the Temple of Time to protect the Sacred Realm and the Triforce from evil minds, he then seal himself there to ensure their protection.

Ocarina of Time

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, you had to gather the sages to stop Ganondorf and save Hyrule. After Link gathers the sages and defeats Ganon, Zelda calls upon the sages and they banish Ganondorf to the void or sacrifice themself alongside Zelda in the Decline Timeline.

Adult Timeline

Wind Waker

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, a new group of sages called "The sages of the Master Sword" appears their elements are wind and earth those element may be chosen because of the name of the springs that allowed Zelda to bess the Mastersword (Skyview spring and Earth spring). It is also notable that stained glass windows of the six sages from Ocarina of Time appear in this game.

Child Timeline

Twilight Princess

In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the sages appear as generic faceless old men as opposed to actual species. It is also notable that in this game Ganondorf kills the ancien Sage of water.

Decline Timeline

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past the seven Sages are mentioned in the begining of the game and it is said that they are responsible for the sealing of Ganon, later their descendants the seven maidens are captured by Agahnim and sent to the Dark World to destroy the seal of Ganon.

A Link Between worlds

In A Link Between worlds the sages are back and are said to be the descendants of the Sages mentioned in A Link to the Past and hence the maidens.They are captured by Yuga who hope to break the seal of Ganon after that they are rescued by Link in Lorule before granting him the Triforce of Courage.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

In Adventure of Link the towns are named after the seven Sages from Ocarina of Time.

Known sages

Leader of the Sages

Sages of light

  • Sage Rauru
  • Ancien Sage of light (possibly Rauru)
  • Sage Osfala

Sages of water

  • Sage Ruto
  • Ancient Sage of water
  • Sage Oren

Sages of fire

Sages of shadow

  • Sage Impa (OOT)
  • Ancien Sage of shadow
  • Sage Impa (ALBW)

Sages of forest

Sages of spirit

Sages of wind

Sages of earth

Unclassified Sages


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