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Not to be confused with Hylian Monoliths or Monolith Soft.

Monoliths are recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series.(OoT | TotK)[1][2][name references needed] Monoliths go unnamed in Hyrule Warriors.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

Monoliths are huge black stone pillars. They are extremely heavy, and thus require the Golden Gauntlets to be moved by Link. There are only three Monoliths present in Hyrule — one within the Fire trial Inside Ganon's Castle, one blocking the entrance to the Light trial Inside Ganon's Castle, and one covering the entrance to the Great Fairy's Fountain containing the Great Fairy of Courage.

Tears of the Kingdom

Kazul with four Monoliths

A total of five Monoliths can be found in the Thyphlo Ruins. They are rectangular Stone Tablets that bear inscriptions upon them.

When Link speaks to Kazul after completing at least one Main Quest related to "Regional Phenomena", he can offer to help with his Monolith Research.[3] Kazul proceeds to show him the four Monoliths he has already discovered,[4] all of which instruct their reader to demonstrate the power of Sages in particular parts of the Thyphlo Ruins. He notes that they are all written in modern Hylian, which is atypical due to their presence in Zonai Ruins.[5] Examining the Monoliths will start the Side Adventures "The Owl Protected by Dragons", "The Corridor between Two Dragons", "The Six Dragons", and "The Long Dragon".

After Link has followed the instructions on the Monoliths and completed their Side Adventures, the entrance to a room below the Thyphlo Ruins will appear. Inside is the fifth Monolith, which details the story of Rauru and the purpose of the Thyphlo Ruins. Kazul decides to stay with the final Monolith to analyze its contents, planning to write a Book about his discoveries upon returning to the Zonai Survey Team Base in Kakariko Village.[6]


Sage of WindSage of FireSage of WaterSage of LightningA Monument to Loyalty
Display the power of the Sage of Wind to the owl protected by many dragons.
— Monolith
Display the power of the Sage of Fire to blaze through the space between two dragons, from head to tail.
— Monolith
Display the power of the Sage of Water in the presence of the six dragons
— Monolith
Display the power of the Sage of Lightning at the end of the long dragon that protects the mountain of death.
— Monolith

A Monument to Loyalty

Hyrule owes its peace today to the gift that King Rauru gave unto us in his noble feat of imprisoning the Demon King.

The great battle, ended with a seal, began with the support from the sages, each of whom bore a shining, secret stone.

Among these were four Hyruleans, loyal warriors all, who hastened to King Rauru's aid as their oaths demanded.

They are the pride of the peoples of Hyrule. This stone monument is dedicated to the loyalty that will echo through time.

— Monolith

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

Link holding a Monolith from Hyrule Warriors

Monoliths appear as part of Link's Gauntlets moveset in Hyrule Warriors.


  • Although they were never used, data for Monoliths was present on the Japanese 1.0 version of Majora's Mask.[7]


Names in Other Regions
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See Also


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time—Official Strategy Guide, BradyGames, pg. 20
  2. "After all the trouble I've gone to... Can't they send one assistant to help with my monolith research?" — Kazul (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "[Let me help!] Hmm. I appreciate the offer, but that's really not allowed. Then again... Though he may not be a researcher, he does have the look of an adventurer about him. Maybe his expertise will get things back on track. You know what? You're hired! For this project alone, I'm appointing you as my research assistant! Come on! Let's find out what secrets these ruins are hiding!" — Kazul (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Well then, we can dive right in. I'll start by showing you what my research has uncovered so far. Wait there." — Kazul (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "Right? Riiight? The Zonai were an ancient civilization with their own system of writing. Almost no one living today can read Zonai script. But you can read the inscription on that monolith, right? That's because it's written in Hyrulean. Though these ruins appear to be Zonai in origin, they feature text written in modern Hyrulean. How could that be? Who built these ruins and for what purpose? This is just a possibility, but the monoliths that were found might be pointing to a spot somewhere in the ruins. You and me, we're going to get to the bottom of this. I need you to find that spot. There, we may find yet another monolith that tells us why these ruins were built... It's just a hunch, but it's also your boss's hunch. So..." — Kazul (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "I'll stay here for now to analyze what's written on this monolith. Once my heart rate returns to normal, I'll swing by the survey-team base in Kakariko and turn my findings into a book. I can't wait to see the looks on their faces! Ahaha! Oh, this is gonna be great!" — Kazul (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. TCRF - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask