"To restore the Desert Colossus and enter the Spirit Temple, you must travel back through time's flow... Listen to this Requiem of Spirit... This melody will lead a child back to the desert."

The "Requiem of Spirit" (魂のレクイエム Tamashī no Rekuiemu?) is a song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This teleportation song transports Link to the Triforce Pedestal in the Desert Colossus, near the entrance to the Spirit Temple. Playing the "Requiem of Spirit" is the only way with which Link can reach the Desert Colossus when he is a child.

Link can play the "Requiem of Spirit" on the Ocarina of Time by playing A, Down-C, A, Right-C, Down-C, A. In the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time, the notes can be played with L, R, L, Y, R, L. The actual pitches of the notes translate as follows: D, F, D, A, F, D.


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Sheik teaching Link the "Requiem of Spirit"

On his quest to awaken the Sage of Spirit, Link befriends the Gerudo and braves the perils of the Haunted Wasteland. Upon arriving in the Spirit Temple, he finds no way to get ahead, so he exits the temple. As he enters the Desert Colossus again, he is approached by Sheik, who tells him that he needs to go back in time to when he was a child in order to find his way through the dungeon. To allow Link to get to the Desert Colossus as a child, Sheik teaches him the "Requiem of Spirit". Interestingly Kaepora Gaebora can be seen during the cutscene in which Sheik teaches Link the song.

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Other appearances

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

In Termina Field, near Snowhead, a music bar engraved in stone depicts multiple warp songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, including "Requiem of Spirit". When played correctly on the Ocarina, Link is awarded Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The "Requiem of Spirit" is one of the songs that Wolf Link must howl in order to meet the Hero's Shade to learn another Hidden Skill. Its Howling Stone can be found in Zora's River.

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

As part of her Harp moveset, when her Harp is imbued with Lightning Affinity (caused by performing a specific combo) and uses her Strong Attack, Sheik will play the Requiem of Spirit to surround herself with a barrier of wind and electricity that any enemy that comes into contact with it to be struck by lightning.

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Requiem is a Latin word that means "rest", which is also the name given to a composition that honors the dead in a Catholic mass, which is appropriate considering the temple's name.

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