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Skyrim:Sacellum of Boethiah

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Daedric Shrine:
Sacellum of Boethiah
(view on map)
Respawn Time 10 days
Level Min: 12
Boethiah Cultists
Console Location Code(s)
DA02BoethiahShrine, DA02BoethiahShrine2
East-southeast of Windhelm
South of Traitor's Post
Special Features
# of Alchemy Labs 1
# of Arcane Enchanters 1
# of Tanning Racks 1
Ore Veins
# of Gold 2
Sacellum of Boethiah

The Sacellum of Boethiah is the shrine to the Daedric Prince Boethiah.

Related QuestsEdit


The shrine is in the mountains east-southeast of Windhelm. It is composed of three levels, with blood stains on the ground and burned corpses around the shrine. If you are level 30 or higher, a number of Boethiah Cultists and a Priestess of Boethiah will be present; speaking to the priestess will start the quest Boethiah's Calling if it has not already begun.

On the lowest level is a tent and three bed rolls, as well as a small arena. There are also several crates near the tent, with three bottles of skooma found on one of them. On the middle level is a tent surrounded by cages. Inside the tent, there is an alchemy lab and an arcane enchanter. On the highest level is the actual shrine, which has a mysterious pillar in front of it. If you have a follower with you inside the circle, you can activate the pillar. Tell your follower to use the pillar, and they will be drawn towards it. This allows you to kill your follower and loot their corpse without consequence. There's also a tanning rack nearby.

Two gold ore veins are 300 feet south-southwest of the Sacellum, next to a small animal den.

Daedric CarvingsEdit

The Daedric carvings

The magic pillar is surrounded by spiral Daedric carvings on the ground, with a magical channel that lights up when you enter its zone. The Daedric carvings are mirrored, and must be read from the outside to the center. Translated into the Latin alphabet, the text reads as follows:

I am alive because that one is dead
I e[x]ist because I have the will to do so

This is a direct quote from the book Boethiah's Proving.


  • As you climb the mountain path to the shrine, no matter what time of day it is, the sky will darken rapidly as if it were night.


  • The sky may not darken as you make your way to the shrine. ?