In fact, in that game, the Triforce isn’t an object but a series of relics (specifically the Triforce of Power and the Triforce of Wisdom). The third piece that Link wields in subsequent entries, the Triforce of Courage, wasn’t even introduced until the second Zelda game, The Adventure of Link. However, the actual origins of the Triforce weren’t revealed until The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Even though A Link to the Past provides more story exposition than the previous two Legend of Zelda entries combined, its manual is still an essential part of the title’s lore. Unlike the first two Legend of Zelda games, though, that manual offers far more information about the Triforce itself.
According to the Link to the Past manual, Hyrule was created by three Golden Goddesses: Din, Nayru, and Farore. Din, Goddess of Power, crafted the material plane; Nayru, Goddess of Wisdom, created science, magic, and order; and Farore, Goddess of Courage, formed all living beings. Granted, that information raises the question of who created the goddesses, but that isn’t important for now. What is important is what happened after their labors.
After they were finished crafting existence, the Goddesses created the Triforce itself. It was seemingly intended to be a kind of remnant of their efforts as well as a reminder that the gods were with the people of Hyrule. More than just a symbol, though, the Goddesses imbued the Triforce with a small portion of their powers. That’s how the object acquired the ability to grant anyone who touched it their heart’s desire. The area where the Triforce was created eventually became known as the Sacred Realm.
Interestingly, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past isn’t the only entry to tell that story. During his last moments in Ocarina of Time, the Great Deku Tree shares that tale with Link before sending him on a journey to save Hyrule. Subsequent Zelda games would also expand on that story. For instance, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword introduced the Goddess Hylia as not only the Triforce’s protector but also the founder of the Royal Family of Hyrule and the forger of the Master Sword’s precursor, the Goddess Sword. Even when Nintendo delivered an origin story for the franchise’s most iconic weapon, though, it still wasn’t done adding to the Triforce’s lore.
The Legend of Zelda: What Is the Origin Of Lorule’s Triforce?
While most Zelda games take place in Hyrule, some games have offered a glimpse at the world beyond that land. Zelda players have visited countries such as Labrynna, Termina, and Holodrum, but unlike Hyrule, few of those worlds have their own creation myth, let alone a Triforce. Lorule is the only exception.