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Snowhead Temple
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The exterior of the Temple in Majora's Mask
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Masked Mechanical Monster: Goht
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Snowhead Temple is the second dungeon in Majora's Mask.[1]

Entrance to the Temple

The temple is found in the arctic, hazardous northernmost zone of Snowhead, at the top of an ice formation.[2][3][4] It is protected by an invisible, giant Goron, who blows a blizzard to protect it.[5][6] The Goron can only be seen by using the Lens of Truth, and can be put sleep by playing the "Goron Lullaby" on the Goron Drums as Goron Link.[7][8] Playing the Lullaby causes the Goron to curl over to the side, opening the entrance to the Temple.

Themes and Navigation

The first room of the Temple

Puzzle-wise, the Temple is based on a floor plan of four floors and one basement. All four floors have a big, central room in common; in it, there is a huge circular expanse that Link can traverse initially. Higher floors require Goron Link to curl and jump using ramps to entrances on the opposite side of the room's large chasm. As Link progresses on his way, he finds that the bottom floor of the main room can be elevated with a press of a switch to reveal a passageway to the mini-boss room. Beating the Wizrobe mini-boss will award Link with the Boss Key, a vital item needed to access the room of the creature responsible for the curse on Snowhead Mountain, Goht.

When the bottom floor of the main room rises, it obstructs the entrance to the boss room on the third floor. Thus, Link (in Goron form) must break the weakest segments of the floor's base, one of which is located in floor two and the other in floor three. Link must do this only after the Boss Key is collected; if he breaks the weak ice segments of the pillar before collecting the aforementioned Key in floor four, he will not be able to collect it due to obstruction. To amend this, the young hero must press the switch that appears in the basement to bring down the pillar, then press again the switch that elevates it, resetting the room.

The large, now visible Biggoron blocking the entrance to the Snowhead Temple

In this dungeon, Link receives the Fire Arrows after defeating Wizrobe for the first time. These Arrows are useful in breaking snowballs, melting ice, and defeating enemies with greater ease.[9] In addition, if Link is able to collect all 15 Stray Fairies in the dungeon and return them to the Great Fairy, he will be rewarded with a Magic Meter upgrade in the original game,[10] or an upgraded Spin Attack in Majora's Mask 3D.[11][12] The boss of this Temple is the Masked Mechanical Monster Goht. After his defeat, Link receives a full Heart Container and Goht's Remains.[13] The cursed winter covering Snowhead will also be lifted upon his defeat.

Contrary to its theme, this ice-themed Temple has a few lava-filled rooms. However, Goron Link, the form used most frequently in this Temple, is well equipped for them, having a heat-resistant hide.

Small Keys

  • There are three small keys.

Minor Enemies and Traps

Trivia

  • The fragments of the last form of Blizzeta, the boss of the Snowpeak Ruins in Twilight Princess, are very similar to the exterior shape of the Snowhead Temple.
  • This is the only dungeon in Majora's Mask with only one mini-boss that is fought twice. It shares this trait with most dungeons from Ocarina of Time and some from other games in the series.
  • The Temple exterior itself resembles a Freezard from both this game and Ocarina of Time. Adding to that, the Biggoron breathing icy wind is right in front of the entrance, making the illusion that the Temple is blowing like a Freezard.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スノーヘッドの神殿 (Sunōheddo no Shinden) Snowhead Temple
Canada FrenchCA Temple du Pic des neiges (MM3D)
French Republic FrenchEU Temple du Pic des Neiges
Federal Republic of Germany German Pic Hibernia Tempel (MM)
Pic-Hibernia-Tempel (MM3D)
Hibernia Peak Temple
Italian Republic Italian Tempio di Testanevosa (MM3D)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Templo del Pico Nevado
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Templo del Pico Nevado

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 150
  2. "This way to Snowhead. Icy conditions ahead. Watch your step!" — Sign (Majora's Mask)
  3. "This way to Snowhead. Beware of the slippery valley trail and the giant falling snowballs." — Sign (Majora's Mask)
  4. "High winds ahead. Gusts and snow flurries may blow careless travelers off the cliffs." — Sign (Majora's Mask)
  5. "What's that? There's something in the middle of that blizzard... Can't you see it?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  6. "This way to Snowhead Temple. Please contact the Goron Elder if you have any information on the whereabouts of the temple guard." — Sign (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Aha! So the Gorons fall asleep if they hear the Goron's Lullaby! That's convenient..." — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  8. "This lullaby blankets listeners in calm while making eyelids grow heavy." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  9. "You got the Fire Arrow! Set it to (C) to power up your arrows. Things will heat up when they hit!" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  10. "Your Magic Power has been enhanced! You now have twice as much Magic Power!" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Please hear our plea! Please save the fairies trapped in Snowhead Temple. Find the fairies who match our color and bring them back to us!" — Stray Fairy (Majora's Mask)
  12. "There should still be Ø fairies trapped in Snowhead Temple. Please bring them back here so I can be returned to my former shape!" — Great Fairy (Majora's Mask)
  13. "You've seized Goht's Remains! You have just freed the innocent spirit that this dark mask had kept imprisoned within the body of evil Goht." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
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