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The Ancient Columns are a location in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Features and Overview[]

The Ancient Columns are located on the Rayne Highlands in the Tabantha Frontier. Dozens of ruined stone columns litter the area, some of which have fallen over. There is a small pond in the center of the area, which contains Chillfin Trout. The Columns are also home to Tena Ko'sah Shrine.

Prior to the second Great Calamity, Princess Zelda attempted to investigate the Ancient Shrine using the Sheikah Slate, but she was unable to gain access.[2] When Link approached her, Zelda reiterated her annoyance at having an escort and ordered him to stop following her.[3] During the "Captured Memories" Main Quest, Link can claim the "Zelda's Resentment" Recovered Memory outside of Tena Ko'sah Shrine, which depicts these events.

Two Koroks can be found among the Ancient Columns. One can be revealed by diving into the Circle of Lily Pads in the pond. A second can be found at the end of a Race on the west side of the Columns. When Link uncovers these Koroks, they will each give him a Korok Seed.[4]


Minor Enemies[]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
FranceFrenchEUColonnades antiques[5]Antique colonnades
Latin AmericaSpanishLAPilares ancestrales[6]Ancestral pillars
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See Also[]


  1. "Ancient Columns" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Nothing. Just as I thought. Hmm... It appears that this structure was designed to be exclusively accessed by the sword's chosen one. But designs can always be worked around, at least I hope. How do I get inside...? I need to activate it somehow." — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "I thought I made it clear that I am not in need of an escort. It seems I'm the only one with a mind of my own. I, the person in question, am fine, regardless of the king's orders. Return to the castle. And tell that to my father, please. And stop following me!" — Princess Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Yahaha! You found me!" — Korok (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Colonnades antiques" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Pilares ancestrales" — Map (Breath of the Wild)