Maka Rah Shrine

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Maka Rah Shrine
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The interior of Maka Rah Shrine
Main appearance(s)
Main Item(s)

The Maka Rah Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name Steady Thy Heart,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

Maka Rah Shrine is in the Hebra Mountains, in a cave on the western edge of Lake Kilsie. The Ancient Shrine can be seen through a crack in the wall near the Lake's western dock. To access the Shrine, Link must find another entrance to the cave in the cliffside further northeast. As Link enters the Shrine, he is greeted by the Shrine's Monk, Maka Rah.[2]

Themes and Navigation

In the first room of the Shrine, two Torches, one lit and one unlit are on either side of a portcullis. When both torches are lit, the portcullis will rise, leading to room with a rotating hexagonal column partially covered in spikes above a pool of lava. After Link carefully crosses the column, he can press a Switch at the back of the room to make the room's back wall rise, revealing a room with four Guardian Scout Is in a shallow pool of water. A Switch on a ledge at the back left corner of the room will lift a portion of that room's back wall revealing another Switch and a portcullis. Activating the Switch will cause the portcullis to rise and unleash a large Spiked Boulder, sending it rolling through a wall of wooden boxes and towards Link. The corridor behind the wall of boxes will pass another pool of lava and lead to yet another Switch and portcullis. Again, the Switch will make the portcullis rise and send a large Spiked Boulder hurtling down a ramp towards Link. A new Spiked Boulder will drop if the previous Spiked Boulder lands in the pool of lava behind the Switch. In order to complete the Trial, Link must find a way past the large Spiked Boulder to reach the top of the ramp, where Maka Rah awaits. Once Link speaks to Maka Rah, he will give Link a Spirit Orb for completing the Trial,[3] and will wish Link well before fading away.[4]

On a ledge at the back right of the room with the pool of water is a Treasure Chest containing 10 Bomb Arrows. A metallic Treasure Chest containing a Diamond can be found on a ledge above the wall of wooden boxes behind a row of cracked blocks. Another metallic Treasure Chest containing an Ancient Core can be found in a small nook just before the final Switch above the second pool of lava.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Maka Rah Shrine
    Steady Thy Heart
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Maka Rah. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial." — Maka Rah (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Your resourcefulness in overcoming this trial speaks to the promise of a hero... In the name of Goddess Hylia, I bestow upon you this Spirit Orb." — Maka Rah (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Maka Rah (Breath of the Wild)