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This article is about the Divine Beast. For the Main Quest of the same name, see Divine Beast Vah Ruta (Quest).
Divine Beast Vah Ruta
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The Divine Beast Vah Ruta (pronounced /ˈruː.tə/ ROO-tə)[1] is a Divine Beast and a dungeon in Breath of the Wild. It is a giant machine that resembles an elephant.


One hundred years before the events of Breath of the Wild, Ruta was piloted by Mipha, the Zora Champion. After Calamity Ganon took control of it, it created a torrential downpour in the Lanayru Great Spring. If Link approaches it before defeating Waterblight Ganon, he will be thrown backwards by its barrier.

Entrance to the Divine Beast

Before Link can board Ruta, he must team up with Sidon to disable it. Link must disable the switches on Ruta's sides by swimming up waterfalls and shooting them with Shock Arrows. Each time Link disables a switch, Ruta launches an increasingly savage volley of ice blocks and spheres towards the duo, which Link must break in order to progress. Once he has deactivated all the switches, the endless rain around Zora's Domain ceases and the machine becomes accessible.

Themes and Navigation

Once inside, Link can control Ruta's trunk and move it between various positions. It constantly spews water, allowing Link to position the stream of water by extension. In order to calm Ruta, Link must activate each of the five terminals located throughout it with his Sheikah Slate. After Link activates them all, he can proceed to fight Waterblight Ganon.

Upon defeating Waterblight Ganon, Link is visited by Mipha's spirit and receives Mipha's Grace, a magical power similar to that of a Fairy. He is also rewarded with Mipha's Lightscale Trident by Muzu. Ruta, now commanded by Mipha's spirit, climbs atop a cliff and targets Hyrule Castle in preparation of Link's fight against Ganon.

Minor Enemies


Divine Beast Vah Ruta is named after Princess Ruto,[2] the Sage of Water from Ocarina of Time.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese神獣 ヴァ・ルッタ (Shinjū Va Rutta)Divine Beast Va Rutta
Rutta is a corruption of ルト (Ruto).
Latin AmericaSpanishLABestia divina Vah Ruta[3]Same as English.
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  1. "And Ruta, as well."Zelda Breath of the Wild - All Cutscenes The Movie HD, YouTube, published March 4, 2017.
  2. "Long, long ago... In a past more distant that even the Great Calamity or the creation of the Divine Beast Vah Ruta... There was a Zora princess named Ruto. We know that she was an attendant to the Zora patron deity and that she was a fair and lively girl, beloved to all. Around that same time, an evil man with designs on ruling the world appeared, bringing disaster upon Zora's Domain. It is said that Ruto then awoke as a sage, facing this foe alongside the princess of Hyrule and the hero of legend. Her achievements are remembered not only by the Zora, they are also forever etched into the history of Hyrule. The Divine Beast Vah Ruta, built ages later to face off against Calamity Ganon, was named in honor of Ruto. That the Zora princess—my sweet daughter Mipha—was chosen to pilot Ruta is surely the work of fate." — History of the Zora, Part Five (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Bestia divina Vah Ruta" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
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Breath of the Wild

Divine Beasts

Divine Beast Vah Ruta  · Divine Beast Vah Rudania  · Divine Beast Vah Medoh  · Divine Beast Vah Naboris  · Final Trial (TCB)

Other Dungeons

Trial of the Sword (TMT ) · Hyrule Castle

Ancient Shrines

Akh Va'quot · Bosh Kala · Chaas Qeta · Daag Chokah · Dagah Keek · Dah Kaso · Dah Hesho · Daka Tuss · Dako Tah · Daqa Koh ·
Daqo Chisay · Dila Maag · Dow Na'eh  · Dunba Taag · Gee Ha'rah · Gorae Torr · Ha Dahamar · Hawa Koth · Hia Miu · Hila Rao · Ishto Soh ·
Ja Baij · Jee Noh · Jitan Sa'mi · Joloo Nah · Ka'o Makagh · Kaam Ya'tak · Kah Mael Shrine · Kah Okeo Shrine · Kah Yah Shrine · Kam Urog Shrine · Katah Chuki · Katosa Aug  · Kay Noh · Kaya Wan · Kayra Mah · Ke'nai Shakah · Keeha Yoog · Keh Namut · Kema Kosassa ·
Kema Zoos · Keo Ruug · Ketoh Wawai · Korgu Chideh · Korsh O'hu · Kuh Takkar · Kuhn Sidajj · Lakna Rokee · Lanno Kooh · Maag Halan · Maag No'rah · Maka Rah · Mezza Lo · Mijah Rokee · Mirro Shaz · Misae Suma · Mo'a Keet · Mogg Latan · Monya Toma · Mozo Shenno ·
Muwo Jeem · Myahm Agana · Namika Ozz · Ne'ez Yohma · Noya Neha · Oman Au · Owa Daim · Pumaag Nitae · Qua Raym · Qaza Tokki · Qukah Nata · Raqa Zunzo · Ree Dahee · Rin Oyaa · Ritaag Zumo · Rok Uwog · Rona Kachta · Rota Ooh · Rucco Maag · Saas Ko'sah ·
Sah Dahaj · Sasa Kai · Sha Gehma · Sha Warvo · Shada Naw · Shae Katha · Shae Loya · Shae Mo'sah · Shai Utoh · Shai Yota · Shee Vaneer · Shee Venath · Sheem Dagoze · Sheh Rata · Sho Dantu · Shoda Sah · Shoqa Tatone · Shora Hah · Soh Kofi · Suma Sahma · Ta'loh Naeg ·
Tah Muhl · Tahno O'ah · Tawa Jinn · Tena Ko'sah · Tho Kayu · To Quomo · Toh Yahsa · Toto Sah · Tu Ka'loh · Tutsuwa Nima · Voo Lota ·
Wahgo Katta · Ya Naga · Yah Rin · Zalta Wa · Ze Kahso · Zuna Kai

Ancient Shrines (TCB)

Etsu Korima · Kamia Omuna · Kee Dafunia · Keive Tala · Kiah Toza · Kihiro Moh · Mah Eliya · Noe Rajee · Rinu Honika · Rohta Chigah · Ruvo Korbah · Sato Koda · Sharo Lun · Shira Gomar · Takama Shiri · Yowaka Ita