Earth Temple (Skyward Sword)
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The Earth Temple in Skyward Sword
|Main Item||Bomb Bag|
|Quest Reward(s)||Amber Tablet|
Entrance to the Temple
The Earth Temple is a fire-based dungeon located at the top of Eldin Volcano. Link visits the temple to locate the Earth Spring where Zelda is said to be cleansing herself in. However, before Link can enter, he must find five key pieces to the temple using Fi's Dowsing abilities, as hinted by a conversation between Ledd and Cobal. The key pieces can be found in soft spots where Link can dig with the help of the Digging Mitts. The spots are: Near the temple's entrance, beneath a wooden watchtower southwest from the temple's entrance, behind a bombable wall in the middle of the inclined sandy road in the center, in a rocky area accessible through a couple of geysers near the end of the western slippery sandy road, and within a bombable wall inside a lava-filled cave accessible after crossing the aforementioned western sandy road.
The Earth Temple has a design akin to the Eastern motifs of the temples and sanctuaries in Mongolia. As in the case of the Skyview Temple, it shows signs of deterioration, and is very compact, but once again it's compensated with the size of the rooms, as well as the population of enemies.
A major part of the temple is traversed by logrolling on a large stone eyeball, because most of the central room and the east area is filled with lava. Enemies such as Fire Keese and Magma Spume will try to knock the young hero off the stone eyeball. Magma Spume can be rolled over and killed using the eyeball. Lizalfos also appear frequently, and a pair of them are fought as the dungeon's minibosses. The dungeon's treasure is the Bomb Bag, which originally belonged to Ledd but is given to Link for helping him. The dungeon is filled with Bomb Flowers, which can be used to solve puzzles or fill the Bomb Bag. There is a large number of bomb rocks, including a few that must be destroyed from on top of the eyeball. The boss of the Earth Temple is Scaldera, who is ordered to attack Link by Ghirahim, furious at Zelda's escape.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||大地の神殿 (Daichi no Shinden)||Earth Temple|
|Spanish||Templo Terrenal||Earthly Temple|
|French||Temple de la Terre||Earth Temple|
|German||Tempel des Erdlandes|
|Italian||Santuario della terra|
|Hyrule in Skyward Sword|
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