|“His name is Silva. He is a treasure hunter of the Mogma, a subterranean mole race. He displays exceptional pride for his long hair.”|
Silva is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He is a Mogma living at Eldin Volcano. Silva appears to greatly admire Guld, the Mogma elder. Silva also takes considerable pride in his long hair.
Silva is first encountered in the Fire Sanctuary, where he has been captured by Ghirahim's forces and suspended above a pool of lava. Silva at first mistakes Link for a new guard; however, after Link drains the lava pool and rescues Silva, he realizes his mistake and gives Link his Mogma Mitts in gratitude.
After Link rescues his brother Bronzi he appears as his brother leaves and apologies for his brother giving Link a hard time, before telling Link he should open the Treasure Chest that Brozi left for him. After Link obtains the Dungeon Map from the chest, Silva reveals their is a Fake Wall somewhere in the room and warns Link to be careful of monsters that live in underground tunnels (referring to Moldorm). If Link talks to Silva after he obtains the Small Key in the nearby hidden room, he will tell him that he plans to explore the room a little bit more before reporting to Guld that Bronzi is free.
As many Mogmas seem to be named after metals and other minerals, it is highly likely that Silva's name is derived from silver, similar to how his brothers seem to be named after Bronze and Platinum.