Before life began, before the world had form, three golden goddessess descended upon the chotic land of Hyrule. They were Din, the goddess of power, Nayru the goddess of wisdom and Farore, the goddess of courage.
Din with here strong flaming arms, cultivated the land to create the earth.
Nayru poured her wisdom onto the earth to give the spirit of law
to the world.
Farore's rich soul created all life forms who would uphold the law.
These three goddesses returned to the heavens, leaving behind the sacred Triforce.
Since then, the Triforce has become the basis for Hyrule's providence.
Where the triforce stood became sacred land
In the vast, deep forest of Hyrule, the Great Deku Tree served as the Guardian Spirit. The children of the forest, the Kokiri, lived with the Great Deku Tree. Each Kokiri had his or her own guardian fairy, except one. His name was Link.
"Oh, Navi the Fairy... Listen to my words, the words of the Deku Tree... Dost thou sense it? the climate of evil descending upon this realm... Malevolent forces even now are mustering to attack our land of Hyrule... For so long, the Kokiri Forest, the source of life, has stood as a barrier, deterring outsiders and maintaining the order of the world... But... even before this tremendous evil, even my power is as nothing... It seems the time has come for the boy without a fairy to begin his journey... The youth whose destiny it is to lead Hyrule to the path of justice and truth... Navi... go now! Find our young friend and guide him to me... I do not have much time left. Fly, Navi, fly! The fate of the forest, nay, the world, depends on thee!"
— Great Deku Tree
Ocarina of Time enjoyed wide critical acclaim as well as commercial success. It has sold over 7.6 million copies over its lifetime, and was the best-selling game in 1998, even outselling other hugely-anticipated games from that year such as Metal Gear Solid and Half-Life.