A long time ago

Before life began, before the world had form, three golden goddesses descended upon the chaotic land of Hyrule. They were Din, the Goddess of Power, Nayru, the Goddess of Wisdom, and Farore, the Goddess of Courage.

Din, with her strong flaming arms, cultivated the land to create the earth. Nayru poured her wisdom onto the earth to give the spirit of law to the world. Farore’s rich soul created all life forms who would uphold the law.

These three great goddesses returned to the heavens, leaving behind the golden sacred Triforce.

The Triforce was sealed in the Sacred Realm connected to Hyrule. The legends also say that whoever holds the Triforce can make their wishes come true, but only if he has the perfect balance between the three forces: Power, Wisdom, and Courage. If someone without the right balance lays his or her hand on the Triforce, it will split into three pieces. The one touching the Triforce will hold the force that he or she most believes in, and the two other parts will be given to persons chosen by destiny to carry the Triforce-part that they represent. The persons who carry the Triforce or a part of it can be recognized by the Triforce symbol on their hands.

The Legend of the Triforce

The Sacred Realm, the resting place of the Triforce, is a mirror that reflects what is within the heart. The heart of he who enters the Sacred Realm… if evil, the realm will become full of evil and dissent. If one who enters has a pure heart, the realm will become a paradise. The Triforce, by definition, is a balance that weighs three forces: Power, Wisdom and Courage.

If the heart of the beholder has all three forces in balance, he will have the true force to govern all, and will have whatever he desires granted. If the heart of the beholder does not have the forces in balance, the Triforce will separate into three parts; only the force that the beholder believes in the most will remain in his hand, and the other two forces will reside in those chosen by destiny. If he seeks the true force to govern all, he must acquire those two lost parts.

The beholders of the Triforce will bear the Triforce symbol on the back of his or her hand with the triangle of the one force that dwells within lit up.