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The Light World map as viewed in A Link to the Past
|Game(s)||Present in all games|
|Related place(s)||Dark World|
The Light World, or the World of Light, was created by the Golden Goddesses Din, Farore, and Nayru as a parallel dimension to the Sacred Realm. Its landscape is often similar to other parallel dimensions such as the Dark World, however the Light World is often "lighter" and more peaceful than these other lands.
The term "Light World" is used to describe all lands opposite of the Dark World, Twilight Realm, and Silent Realms. The name "Light World" applies to lands such as Hyrule, Holodrum, Labrynna, and Skyloft. As its name suggests, it is a land that is covered in light and beauty, as opposed to the Dark World, which is cloaked in shadow, or Twilight Realm, which is bathed in the light of eternal twilight. The Light World's name was created in A Link to the Past as an obvious opposite to the Dark World.
The Light World is often populated by several peaceful races, such as Gorons, Zoras, Deku and other various tribes. They often live under the rule of the Royal Family of Hyrule, though many races have adopted smaller forms of communal government.
Even though the Light World is visited or at least mentioned more than once in each game, the phrase "Light World" is seldom used as there is not always a parallel world to Hyrule, therefore making it unnecessary to call Hyrule the "Light World".