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Odolwa is the Boss of Woodfall Temple in Majora's Mask.[1] He is a tall, tribal blade dancer whose body is covered in tattoos. He wields a gigantic Sword several times the size of Link. Odolwa imprisoned one of the Four Giants, as well as the Deku Princess,[2] within his temple. Odolwa is also the culprit behind the sad state of Woodfall, as well as the waters of the Southern Swamp becoming poisonous.


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That eye on his head looks pretty suspicious! I wonder if there's some way to get to it...

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If you get close to him, you'll be beaten! Do you understand me?

Odolwa attacks mostly with his Sword which has a long reach, making Link vulnerable as soon as he gets close to him. Odolwa will also defend himself using a large Shield, which makes hitting him more difficult. Odolwa is capable of making a ring of fire appear around Link. He is also capable of summoning Moths and Insect Minions, which will attack Link. These can be defeated for Hearts. Moths can be distracted with a Bomb, which will then blow up and kill them. It is possible for Link to avoid attacks from the Moths by turning into Deku Link, as the Moths will simply flutter over Link's head. They are also vulnerable to Odolwa's fire. Partway through the battle, Odolwa will start using a Spin Attack.

Link can shoot at Odolwa with his Bow to stun him, then attack with his Sword. Odolwa is capable of deflecting Link's Arrows. He is most vulnerable while he is dancing or attempting to summon insects. Link can also harm Odolwa in Deku form by shooting out of the Deku Flower found in the center of the room. Odolwa is also vulnerable to Bombs or any explosive object, such as the Blast Mask or Bomb Flowers, which can be found along the edges of the room.

Once Odolwa has been defeated, Link will receive a Heart Container and Odolwa's Remains, freeing the guardian Giant of Woodfall.[3] The Giant, as thanks for the rescue, will teach the young hero the "Oath to Order," the song which can call the Four Giants. Because its deity has been freed, the waters of Woodfall will no longer be poisonous. Afterwards, Link will find the Deku Princess, who he can bring home to the Deku Palace in a Bottle.[4][5]

In Majora's Mask 3D, Odolwa has an eye at the back of his head which serves as his weak point. Link can attack Odolwa with his sword to stun him, leaving his weak point exposed. More Deku Flowers were also added to the boss room, so Deku Link can drop Deku Nuts on Odolwa's head to stun him. He can also knock Odolwa to his knees using his sword after an attack.[6]

Other Appearances[]

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)[]

In the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, Odolwa is the God of Woodfall. He abducts the Deku Princess due to the Deku King's failure to pay tribute to him.[7] Instead of entering Woodfall Temple to defeat Odolwa, when Link is about to be burned by the Deku King, Odolwa appears at the palace and attempts to destroy it.[8] Eventually Link defeats Odolwa, retrieving the Deku Princess who Odolwa stored in a Bottle.



In Japanese, 踊るわ (Odoru wa) means "I'll dance."

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 密林仮面戦士オドルワ (Mitsurin Kamen Senshi: Odoruwa) Masked Jungle Warrior: Odoruwa
Canada FrenchCA Odolwa, guerrier de la jungle masqué (MM3D) Odolwa, masked jungle warrior
French Republic FrenchEU Masque du Guerrier de la Jungle: Odolwa Mask of the Jungle Warrior: Odolwa
Federal Republic of Germany German Willenloser Dschungelkrieger:Odolwa Willless Jungle Warrior: Odolwa
Italian Republic Italian Il guerriero della giungla Odolwa The jungle warrior Odolwa
ERROR: You must enter a country code. Korean 밀림가면전사 오들바 (Millim Gamyeon Jeonsa: Odeulba) Masked Jungle Warrior: Odelva
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Guerrero Salvaje Enmascarado: Odolwa Wild Masked Warrior: Odolwa
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Guerrero salvaje enmascarado: Odolwa (MM3D) Wild masked warrior: Odolwa



  1. Art & Artifacts, Dark Horse Books, pg. 199 (MM)
  2. "I was trying to find out about the poison in the swamp, so I went to Woodfall Temple above the waterfall. But the temple had become a monster's lair, and the princess was captured by the monster..." — Monkey (Majora's Mask)
  3. "You've seized Odolwa's Remains! You have just freed the innocent spirit that this dark mask had kept imprisoned within the body of evil Odolwa." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Quickly, Mr. Link, could you please find something to carry me in so you can take me to the Deku Palace?" — Deku Princess (Majora's Mask)
  5. "You put the Deku princess in a bottle! It's a tight fit, but she says she'll be fine if you hurry." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  6. Official Majora's Mask 3D Japanese website: Fight & Puzzle
  7. "I am Odolwa, God of Woodfall... Deku King, you've been neglecting your tributes to me... ...So I took the princess as sacrifice." (Majora's Mask manga, VIZ Media, pg. 79)
  8. "I will destroy the whole palace!" (Majora's Mask manga, VIZ Media, pg. 79)
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