|Goddess of Time|
|The Goddess of Time is never seen in-game|
|First appearance||Majora's Mask (2000)|
- "The Goddess of Time is protecting you. If you play the Song of Time, she will aid you..."
- — Princess Zelda
The Goddess of Time is a character mentioned in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. She is a great deity mentioned several times, including by Tatl and the Oceanside Spider House Resident, both of whom ask for her help when faced with the impending destruction of Termina. It is revealed in a flashback that the goddess is responsible for Link's ability to travel back in time to the dawn of the First Day whenever he sees fit.
When Link reclaims his Ocarina of Time from the Skull Kid, he remembers a meeting with Princess Zelda prior to leaving Hyrule. In this memory, Princess Zelda tells him that if he is ever in need of assistance, he should play the "Song of Time", and the Goddess of Time will come to his aid. It is also probable, though never explicitly stated, that the goddess also allows Link to manipulate time with the "Inverted Song of Time" and "Song of Double Time", although the Stylin' Scarecrow is the one who mentions these songs.
Many fans have come to believe that the Goddess of Time is in fact Nayru due to Princess Zelda's association with time as well as the Triforce of Wisdom. Also, the oracle, Nayru, who is named after the goddess, has control over time.