For other uses, see Shrine of Mara.

The Shrine of Mara is a shrine in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Mara is considered the Goddess of Love. As such, her shrines are often encountered in locations related to romantic adventures or drama.

Blessing effectsEdit

Activating the shrine confers the Blessing of Mara 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, which can be crafted with:


Temple of the DivinesEdit

Location: In the Temple of the Divines in Solitude. It is one of the eight or nine shrines available there.


Temple of MaraEdit

Location: In the Temple of Mara in Riften.

Temple of Mara Shrine

Nightcaller TempleEdit

Location: On the left side of the first room in Nightcaller Temple, above Dawnstar.


Dead Lovers CampEdit

Location: Sitting on a large rock near the campsite of Dead Lovers Camp.


Shrine of Mara: Pale BorderEdit

Location: At an unmarked location north of Silent Moons Camp. It marks the borders of Hjaalmarch, The Pale, and Whiterun Hold.



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