- "My power is protected under the shaking ground."
- —Message on the mural.
The Earth Shrine (地脈の祠, Chimyaku no Hokora?) is a shrine built to house the Earth Mirror in Final Fantasy IX, located on the Outer Continent. The party splits into four teams of two in order to tackle all four shrines simultaneously.
Zidane and Quina are chosen to go to the Earth Shrine, where they come into contact with the Earth Guardian, whom Kuja has warned of their arrival. The Earth Guardian is the only one of the four Guardians of the Shrines who is fought as a boss. After they defeat the guardian, Zidane and Quina release the Earth Seal, thus allowing access to the world of Terra. The surrounding earth of the shrine is subjected to constant earthquakes or tremors.
- Earth Guardian (Boss)