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Pendants of Virtue

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Pendants of Virtue
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Pendants of Virtue artwork from A Link to the Past
Game(s)
Other media
Use(s)
Retrieve the Master Sword
Comparable(s)

The Pendants of Virtue are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Quest Purpose

In A Link to the Past, the pendants are required in order to retrieve the Master Sword. Link must travel to three dungeons and collect each one before going to the Lost Woods to find the Master Sword. An ancient Hylian verse on the pedestal of the Master Sword about the pendants reads:

"The Hero's triumph on Cataclysm's Eve

Wins three symbols of virtue.
The Master Sword he will then retrieve,

Keeping the Knights' line true."


In A Link Between Worlds, the pendants are also required to obtain the Master Sword. Link receives the Pendant of Courage from Princess Zelda, but must travel to two dungeons to find the other two.[2] Once all three pendants are acquired, Link must travel to the Lost Woods to obtain the Master Sword.

List of Pendants

Pendant of Courage

Main article: Pendant of Courage

ALttP Pendant of Courage Sprite.png In A Link to the Past, the Pendant of Courage is located in the Eastern Palace.

ALBW Pendant of Courage Model.png In A Link Between Worlds, Link receives the Pendant of Courage from Princess Zelda after warning her of Yuga's capture of Seres in a painting.

Pendant of Power

PendantofPower.png In A Link to the Past, the Pendant of Power is found in the Desert Palace, in the south-west of Hyrule. The dungeon bosses are three Lanmolas. Oddly, this Pendant is blue in color, while other items associated with power or Din, such as the Goron's Ruby, Din's Pearl, and Din's Flame, are colored red. However, this could be because stronger variants of enemies are usually colored blue, such as in The Legend of Zelda.

PendantOfPowerALBW.png In A Link Between Worlds, the Pendant of Power can be found in the Tower of Hera atop Death Mountain. The pendant is guarded by a Moldorm and is released once the Moldorm has been defeated. Unlike in A Link to the Past, the Pendant of Power is red, matching the colors of similar items.

Pendant of Wisdom

PendantofWisdom.png In A Link to the Past, the Pendant of Wisdom is located in the Tower of Hera atop Death Mountain. Like the Pendant of Power in A Link Between Worlds, a Moldorm is the single guardian of the Pendant of Wisdom. Like the Pendant of Power, this pendant is a different color than other items similar to it, such as the Zora's Sapphire, Nayru's Pearl, and Nayru's Flame.

PendantOfWisdomALBW.png In A Link Between Worlds, the Pendant of Wisdom is located in the House of Gales in the southeast lake region of Hyrule. The guardian of the Pendant of Wisdom is Margomill. Upon Margomill's defeat, the Pendant of Wisdom is released. The Pendant of Wisdom is blue and matches similar items.

Other Appearances

A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)

Sahasrahla gives Link the Pendant of Courage

In the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori, Link must retrieve the three Pendants of Virtue to wield the Master Sword located in the Lost Woods, much like in the game. The Pendant of Courage is given to the young hero by Sahasrahla after he deems Link worthy of searching for the legendary blade.[3] Link then finds the Pendant of Power hanging on a scorpion statue in the Desert of Mystery,[4] and finally the Pendant of Wisdom in the Tower of Hera by seizing it from an eye of a giant spider dwelling within.[5] With the three pendants in hand, Link travels to the Lost Woods and claim the Master Sword to defeat Agahnim with it.

Trivia

  • The sprites for the Pendants of Virtue in A Link Between Worlds look similar to the Goddess Pearls from The Wind Waker.

Gallery

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 133 (ALttP | ALBW)
  2. "One pendant has been enshrined in the House of Gales. And the other pendant, in the Tower of Hera." — Sahasrahla (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "The symbols are the legendary Pendants of Virtue. I can help you with the Pendant of Courage...but finding the remaining two pendants is not a quest to be taken lightly... Do you really believe you can accomplish this task, young man?" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 13)
  4. "Hanging on that strange statue! It's the pendant!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 12)
  5. "Link... The pendant is the third eye..." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 12)


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Pendants of Virtue Pendant of Power Pendant of Wisdom Pendant of Courage
Japan Japanese 力の紋章 (Chikara no Monshō) 知恵の紋章 (Chie no Monshō) 勇気の紋章 (Yūki no Monshō)
Canada FrenchCA Pendentif de la force (ALBW) Pendentif de la sagesse (ALBW) Pendentif du courage (ALBW)
French Republic FrenchEU Pendentif du Pouvoir Pendentif de la Sagesse Pendentif du Courage
Federal Republic of Germany German Amulett der Stärke
Amulett der Kraft
Amulett der Wesheit Amulett des Mutes
Italian Republic Italian Amuleti della Virtù Amuleto della Forza Amuleto della Saggezza Amuleto del Coraggio
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Colgantes de la virtud Colgante de la Fuerza (ALttP)
Colgante del Poder (ALBW)
Colgante de la Sabiduría Colgante del Valor
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Colgantes de la virtud (ALBW) Colgante del Poder (ALBW) Colgante de la Sabiduría (ALBW) Colgante del Valor (ALBW)