Book of Mudora
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|Book of Mudora|
Artwork of the Book of Mudora
|Game(s)||A Link to the Past|
|Other media||A Link to the Past comic|
|Use(s)|| Understand ancient Hylian Language|
Gain access to the Desert Palace
Obtain two Magic Medallions
The Book of Mudora is an item that appears in A Link to the Past.
Location and UsesHylian lore and stories, as well as a guide to translating the ancient Hylian Language that appears throughout the land of Hyrule. It is found in a library south of Kakariko Village, and is used to allow Link to enter the Desert Palace (the second dungeon in the Light World) and also to obtain two of the three Magic Medallions. There is also text in front of the Master Sword's pedestal which Link is able to read using the book.
- Mudora (also known as Medora) comes from the ancient Greek language, which means "holder of knowledge", "tutor" or "holder of high wisdom", and the Book of Mudora indeed is "a holder of knowledge" that teaches Link the ability to translate the ancient Hylian language.
- In official artwork, one side of the book carries a number of unidentified symbols.
- ↑ "Perhaps their target was the book of Mudora..." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 6)
- ↑ "We managed to save it from the flames... This book is the key to the ancient Hylian language. According to the legends, the hero will stand in the desert with this book..." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 7)
- ↑ "Let me see that! After Sahasrahla gave me the Pendant of Courage, he told me the Pendant of Power was in a desert ruin!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 7)
- ↑ "Then you...you must be the legendary Hero of Hyrule! This is a very fortunate turn of events! I will leave the book in your capable hands." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 7)
- ↑ "Maybe I am the legendary hero after all! I suppose if I look it up in the book, the writing should make sense..." (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 11)
- ↑ "Hanging on that strange statue! It's the pendant!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 12)