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Main appearance(s)
Priest (Hyrulean)

The Philosopher is a character in A Link Between Worlds.[name reference needed] He is the Lorulean counterpart of the Priest.


The Philosopher is a somber man who resides in what is the Lorulean counterpart of the Sanctuary in Hyrule. When Link lights the torch in his dwelling, he remarks that it has been years since he's been exposed to light,[2] but he tells Link that the light is useless, as darkness is prevailing because nobody honors the gods.[3] As a result, he believes that the end of the world is near. Afterwards, the Philosopher considers whether the people of Lorule have abandoned the gods, or if the gods have abandoned the people.[4]


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Language Name Meaning
French-speaking countries French Prêtre Priest
Federal Republic of Germany German Priester
Italian Republic Italian Sacerdote
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Sacerdote Priest


  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 166
  2. "Ah, light...! How long has it been since I knew such a comfort? Three years...? Or an eternity...? The world outside has long darkened with the menace of the masked." — Philosopher (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "*sigh* What is a little light against the rising dark? No one honors the gods anymore. So beware, child. The end is at hand." — Philosopher (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "Nobody bothers coming to this place anymore. But even I must wonder, have we abandoned the gods...or have they abandoned us?" — Philosopher (A Link Between Worlds)