The Sages are a group of magical beings composed of all the different races found throughout the land of Hyrule. They dwell within the Sacred Realm, and first appear in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In the game, adult Link must complete each of the temples and awaken the Sages in order to reach Ganondorf's Castle. Once he is defeated, the sages seal him away, hoping to contain his dark magic within another world. There are six sages:
- The Light Sage, Rauru (Temple of Time)
- The Forest Sage, Saria (Forest Temple)
- The Fire Sage, Darunia (Fire Temple)
- The Water Sage, Princess Ruto (Water Temple)
- The Spirit Sage, Nabooru (Spirit Temple)
- The Shadow Sage, Impa (Shadow Temple)
- The Seventh Sage, Zelda
These sages sans Zelda from Ocarina of Time also return in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, however you are unable to tell who is who, as all the sages look the same then.
 A Link to the Past
The Seven Sages were originally referenced as the Seven Wise Men in A Link to the Past when it was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, but when the game was re-released on the Game Boy Advance, all references to the Seven Wise Men were retconned to The Seven Sages, whom had sealed Ganondorf away.
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