Gates to the Golden Land

In Hyrule, there are many Hylian buildings which are mentioned repeatedly in the legends. These buildings, which now lie in ruin, pale shadows of their former splendor, are closely tied to the Triforce Some were said to house the Triforce itself.

If it were only a symbol of the gods, the Triforce would be coveted by many. But a verse from The Book of Mudora (a collection of Hylian legends and lore) made the Triforce even more desirable:

In a realm beyond sight,

The sky shines gold, not blue.

There, the Triforce's might

Makes mortal dreams come true.

Many aggressively searched for the wish-granting Triforce, but no one, not even Hylian sages, was sure of it's location; the knowledge had been lost over time. Some said the Triforce lay under the desert, others said that it was in the cemetery in the shadow of Death Mountain, but no one ever found it. The yearning for the Triforce soon turned to lust for power, which in turn led to the spilling of blood. Soon the only motive left among those searching for the Triforce was pure greed.

One day, qiute by accident, a gate to the Golden Land of the Triforce was opened by a gang of thieves skilled in the black arts. This land was like no other. In the gathering twilight, the Triforce shone from its resting place high above the world. In a long running battle, the leader of the theives fought his way past his followers in lust for the Golden Power. After vanquishing his own follower, the leader stood triumphant over the Triforce and grasped it with his blood-stained hands. He heard a whispered voice: "If thou hast a strong desire or dream, wish for it..." And in reply, the roaring laughter of the brigand leader echoed across time and space and even reached the far-off land of Hyrule. The name of this king of thieves id Ganondorf Dragmire, but he is also known by his alias, Mandrag Ganon, which means Ganon of the Enchanted Thieves.