Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Shrines of Arkay, devoted to Arkay, the God of the Cycle of Birth and Death, are often encountered in the Hall of the Dead of most cities in Skyrim.

Blessing effects[]

Activating the shrine confers the Blessing of Arkay for a duration of eight hours.

Only one blessing (effect) can be active at one time. Praying at a different shrine will remove this effect.


This shrine can be crafted for a homestead as part of The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire. It requires the following components:

Note: all shrines also require a shrine base:
  • 1 x Sawn Log
  • 2 x Quarried Stone
  • 2 x Clay


Shrine of Arkay in the Whiterun Hall of the Dead