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Essence of Time

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Not to be confused with the Essences of Nature.
Essence of Time
Main appearance(s)
Obtaining the Maku Seed

The Essences of Time are the eight relics that Link must obtain to help the Maku Tree and save Nayru in Oracle of Ages.[name reference needed] Each one is hidden in one of the puzzle- and enemy-filled dungeons spread across Labrynna. When Link obtains all eight Essences, the Maku Tree gives him a special seed called the Huge Maku Seed needed to enter Black Tower and defeat the evil Veran.

List of Essences of Time

Eternal Spirit

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Ancient Wood

Main article: Ancient Wood
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  • Location: Wing Dungeon
  • Guardian: Head Thwomp
  • Description: "It whispers only truth to closed ears from out of the stillness."

Echoing Howl

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  • Location: Moonlit Grotto
  • Guardian: Shadow Hag
  • Description: "It echoes far across the plains to speak to insolent hearts."

Burning Flame

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  • Location: Skull Dungeon
  • Guardian: Eyesoar
  • Description: "It reignites wavering hearts with a hero's burning passion."

Sacred Soil

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  • Location: Crown Dungeon
  • Guardian: Smog
  • Description: "All that lies sleeping in the bosom of the earth will know the nourishing warmth of the Sacred Soil."

Lonely Peak

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  • Location: Mermaid's Cave
  • Guardian: Octogon
  • Description: "It is a proud, lonely spirit that remains stalwart, even in trying times."
Also known as the Bereft Peak in the PAL release.[1]

Rolling Sea

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  • Location: Jabu-Jabu's Belly
  • Guardian: Plasmarine
  • Description: "The mystical song of the sea roars into a crashing wave that sweeps heroes out into adventure."

Falling Star

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  • Location: Ancient Tomb
  • Guardian: Ramrock
  • Description: "The eternal light of this heavenly body acts as guide to the other essences."


See here for the translations of each individual Essence.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese 時空のことわり (Jikū no Kotowari)
French Republic FrenchEU Essences du Temps
Federal Republic of Germany German Essenzen der Zeit
Italian Republic Italian Essenze del Tempo
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Esencias del Tiempo

See Also


  1. "You got the Bereft Peak, an Essence of Time!" — N/A (Oracle of Ages)