|Swamp Spider House|
Inner entrance to the Swamp Spider House
|First appearance||Majora's Mask (2000)|
- "I beg of you...In here...Find them all...The gold ones...The cursed spiders...Defeat them...Quickly!"
- — Swamp Spider House Resident
The Swamp Spider House, also known as the Fearful Spider House, is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. This house, filled with Gold Skulltulas, is found in the Southern Swamp. The man found there was given the Mask of Truth by an unknown person, who told told him that he would become rich should he follow a set of instructions inside the house. However, when he entered, he was instead cursed by the Gold Skulltulas, turning into a Skulltula-like creature himself. The only way to lift the curse is for the thirty Gold Skulltulas in the house to be killed and their Gold Skulltula Spirits harvested as proof of their defeat.
The entrance to the house itself is blocked by a web that must be burned in order to gain entry. Magic Beans are quite useful, as several Gold Skulltula Spirits are difficult to reach without the flying platforms that the beans provide; however, this problem can be circumvented by the extra jumping distance provided by rolling into a jump or using the Bunny Hood, or by acquiring the spirits from a distance with Zora Link's boomerangs or the Hookshot. Gold Skulltulas are hidden all throughout the house, frequently obscured from view by pillars, pots, or other obstacles. Link must use a variety of skills to find all thirty Gold Skulltulas.
Once all thirty Gold Skulltulas are defeated and their spirits collected, the curse upon the man is lifted, and he expresses his thanks by giving Link the Mask of Truth, which he is hasty to get rid of after having been cursed while attempting to use it.