Spring of Wisdom

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This page is about the location in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. For the Shrine Quest, see "The Spring of Wisdom".

Spring of Wisdom is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][3]

Features and Overview

Breath of the Wild

The Spring of Wisdom is an Ancient Hylian Ruin located at the peak of Mount Lanayru.[4] A pathway up Mount Lanayru leads travelers directly to the Spring, which is surrounded by jagged Ice formations. It is a shallow pool of Water that flows into two small Waterfalls at either side of its entrance. There is a Goddess Statue at its center known as the Spring of Wisdom Statue, where Link can exchange four Spirit Orbs for either Heart Containers or Stamina Vessels.[5] Due to being within a Freezing Climate, Link will take damage at the Spring of Wisdom unless he has two levels of Cold Resistance. Since ancient times, the Dragon, Naydra, has served the Spring.[6][7]

Prior to the second Great Calamity, the Spring of Wisdom was the final spring that Zelda visited, since those under the age of 17 are not wise enough to climb Mount Lanayru.[8][9] On the day of her 17th birthday, Zelda visited the Spring of Wisdom.[9][10] However, she failed to awaken her sealing power, and she and Link can be seen returning from this journey during the "Return of Calamity Ganon" Recovered Memory.[9][11]

In Hateno Village, Link can ask Medda about Mount Lanayru, who believes that the Royal Family of Hyrule could have a hidden treasure at the Spring of Wisdom.[12] After listening to him, "The Spring of Wisdom" Shrine Quest will begin. When Link first arrives at the Spring of Wisdom, he will find Malice Naydra, a form of Naydra after it has been corrupted by Malice. The Goddess Hylia speaks to him through the Spring of Wisdom Statue, revealing that it has been afflicted by an attack from Calamity Ganon.[13] She tasks Link with destroying the Glowing Eyeballs and freeing Naydra.[14] After Link shoots one of the Glowing Eyeballs on Malice Naydra, it will fly away from the Spring of Wisdom.

Once Naydra has been purified, Link will automatically return to the Spring of Wisdom. As a final task, The Goddess Hylia instructs Link to shoot Naydra with an Arrow.[15] When he does so, Naydra will fly off, but not before dropping one of its Scales to the ground.[16][17] Link is then told to offer Naydra's Scale to the Spring of Wisdom.[18] Doing this will open the door to Jitan Sa'mi Shrine behind the Statue.[19][20]

After being freed, Naydra will appear above the Spring of Wisdom at 5:00 AM and 5:00 PM everyday. However, it will not do so if Link is at the Spring during these times.

Minor Enemies

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

As part of the "Inner Knowing" Quest, the Warriors are instructed to make an offering to the Spring of Wisdom.[3] This offering includes 10 Stamella Shrooms, 10 Restless Crickets, 10 Staminoka Basses, 10 Energetic Rhino Beetles, and five Courser Bee Honeys. Once the offering has been made, a mysterious power will improve the Warriors' ability to execute Special Attacks.[21]


The Spring of Wisdom is named after the Triforce of Wisdom.[22]

Names in Other Regions
知恵の泉 (Chie no Izumi)Spring of Wisdom
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Bron des Wijsheid[24] 
The Russian Federation
Источник Мудрости (Источник Мудрости)Spring of Wisdom
Latin America
Fuente de la Sabiduría[23]Same as English.
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See Also


  1. "Spring of Wisdom" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Spring of Wisdom" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 413
  4. "It appears you have claimed four Spirit Orbs. In exchange for four Spirit Orbs, I will amplify your being. So tell me what it is that you desire." — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "A spirit of ice has taken the form of this giant dragon. Making its home in the Lanayru region, it's said to have served the Spring of Wisdom since ancient times. An old saying goes, "The dragon ascends to the heavens as the sun begins to set," but nobody has seen this in the current age. The ice that coats its body makes it dangerous to get near, but Naydra bears no ill will toward people." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  6. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 158
  7. "See that mountain? That's Mt. Lanayru. It takes its name from the Goddess of Wisdom. Lanayru's decree is very specific. It says: "No one is allowed, under the age of seventeen... For only the wise are permitted a place upon the mountain." I've prayed at the Spring of Courage and at the Spring of Power, yet neither awoke anything inside me. But maybe up there... Perhaps the Spring of Wisdom, the final of the three, will be the one." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  8. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 379
  9. "Tomorrow...is my seventeenth birthday. So then I shall go...and make my way up the mountain." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "So you didn't feel anything? No power at all?" — Revali (Breath of the Wild)
    "I'm sorry, no." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Yeah, Mount Lanayru's interesting... The Spring of Wisdom the princess of Hyrule used for the purification is said to be somewhere on that mountain. A special fountain? That the princess had to endure hardship to visit? I bet the royal family left a treasure there! ...Well, at least maybe they could've. I would've if I was a royal." — Medda (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "You have done well to find your way to this spring. You who have overcome numerous trials and obtained the Spirit Orbs... The one you see before you is an attendant to the Spring of Wisdom. This is Naydra, the blue spirit of Lanayru. This servant of the Goddess has looked over the spirits of this land for ages, unknown to the world of man. However, the dreaded Malice unleashed by Calamity Ganon has possessed its body and reduced it to this state." — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "You who have received the Spirit Orbs... Free Naydra from this Malice. Show what your power can achieve!" — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Thanks to your efforts, Naydra, the spirit of Mount Lanayru, has been freed from the grips of an evil power. But a single ceremony remains. Now... Loose your arrow through the body of Naydra to free the spirit of this region!" — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "When Naydra soared away into the heavens, it left behind Naydra's scale." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "That is the spirit Naydra's scale. It fell when your arrow struck. It serves as proof of the courage you received from the one who served the spring since ancient times." — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Come... Offer a scale from the blue spirit Naydra to the Spring of Wisdom." — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Your path has shown itself. Now go forth." — Spring of Wisdom Statue (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "When you tossed Naydra's scale into the Spring of Wisdom, an ancient shrine appeared." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "With a prayer and an offering to the Spring of Wisdom, you felt a mysterious power welling up inside you, making it easier to execute special attacks." — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  21. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—The Complete Official Guide, Piggyback Interactive Limited, pg. 351
  22. "Fuente de la Sabiduría" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Bron der Wijsheid" — Map (Breath of the Wild)