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Royal Family's Tomb

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Royal Family's Tomb
Royal Family's Tomb interior from Ocarina of Time
Main Appearance(s)
Related places

Royal Family's Tomb is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.

Features and Overview

Ocarina of Time

The large headstone at the back of the Kakariko Village Graveyard conceals the entrance to the Royal Family's Tomb. It is flanked by two smaller headstones referencing the famous Composer Brothers of Kakariko Village. The entrance to the tomb can only be opened by playing "Zelda's Lullaby" in front of the headstone, proving a connection with the Royal Family.[1]

The inside of the tomb is infested with Keese and ReDeads, along with Poisoned Water. Located at the end is another tombstone inscribed with a poem written by the Composer Brothers.[2] Right below it is the secret melody of the deceased composers, the "Sun's Song."[3]

The Minish Cap

The Royal Tomb also makes an appearance in The Minish Cap as the Royal Crypt. It is filled with Ghini, and its only inhabitant is Dampé, the gravekeeper. It contains the tomb of King Gustaf.


  • In Ocarina of Time, the entire Old Hylian syllabary is engraved on every stone slab in the tomb.



  1. "We inscribed it on the royal tombstone. As a messenger of the Royal Family, you should show your Royal credentials on top of the Triforce mark..." — Composer Brothers (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "The rising sun will eventually set, A newborn's life will fade. From sun to moon, moon to sun... Give peaceful rest to the living dead. This is an interesting poem... huh?" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Something is inscribed on the tombstone... It's the secret melody of the Composer Brothers!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 王家の墓
French-speaking countries French Tombe Royale Royal Tomb
Federal Republic of Germany German Königsgrab
Italian Republic Italian Tomba della famiglia reale Tomb of the Royal Family
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Pantéon Real Royal Pantheon