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God of War guide: All Jotnar shrine locations

Find the 11 shrines and complete the “More Than Myth” Labor

“Every shrine tells the story of a Giant of legend,” the description for God of War’s “More Than Myth” Labor reads. In this guide, we’ll show you the location of all 11 Jotnar shrines, which will let you complete the Labor.

Jotnar shrines generally sit along the path of God of War’s campaign, so they’re not terribly difficult to find. The real challenge is figuring out what you’re missing. The good news is that you can see that in your menu. Navigate to Codex > Lore > Jotnar Shrines, and you’ll see a list of everything you’ve found. By process of elimination, you’ll see what you haven’t found, too. When you figure that out, just navigate to the name below.

Editor’s note: We captured some of the images in the galleries below late into our God of War playthrough, so they may contain things that you haven’t seen (and don’t want to see yet). If you haven’t completed “The Sickness” Journey, then they may contain things you don’t want to see. The text is spoiler-free, though.

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Skoll and Hati (Wildwoods)

You can find this early in the game. As you explore Wildwoods, you’ll come to large blue doors. In the room past the blue doors, you have to pull a chain and use your axe to hold up a gate and exit. Do that, and hug the left wall when you exit until you see a chain. Climb up the chain. The Jotnar shrine is up the stairs on your right at the end of the hallway.

Hrungnir (The River Pass)

From Brok’s shop, there are three exits: the bridge, the gate closed by a chain and a cliff. The cliff is is your most direct path to the shrine, but since this one’s tough to describe, we’re going to break it down into steps. (The images in the gallery above correspond to the steps below.)

  1. Take the cliff down.
  2. Ride the chain down.
  3. Hug the right wall as you head through the open gate and into the next area.
  4. Cross the bridge with a gap in the middle that you’ll need to jump over.
  5. Across the bridge where the Nornir chest is, hug the left wall and jump up to a slightly higher area.
  6. Now hug the right wall until you enter another room.
  7. Turn to your left, and Hrungnir’s Jotnar shrine is a the end of this room.

Skadi (Veithurgard)

Past the door that leads into Veithurgard castle (you need to hit three runes with your axe to unlock the door), Skadi’s Jotnar shrine is just inside and to the right.

Jormungandr (Foothills)

Open the Vanaheim Tower double doors. (It’s the tower that the bridge leads to when you’re in Midgard, so you can head straight there from the bridge.) In the room past the doors, turn left, and Jormungandr’s Jotnar shrine is in the adjacent room.

Groa (Alfheim)

This Jotnar shrine is next to Sindri’s second shop.

Ymir (The Mountain)

You can collect this during “The Mountain” Journey. Nearly at the end of your trek, there’s a room with an upturned bridge. (It’s kind of hard to describe, but you can see the room in the gallery’s first image above.) The Jotnar shrine is just outside of that room, hidden behind a sap wall.

Look to the right side of the balcony pictured above for a shock crystal. Grab a crystal and backtrack to that sap wall. Toss the crystal and have the boy shoot it. On the other side of the sap wall, you’ll find Ymir’s Jotnar shrine.

Thamur (Thamur’s Corpse)

Thamur’s Jotnar shrine is located inside of the Hidden Chamber of Odin, which you can access after “The Magic Chisel” Journey. The chamber is near the boat dock. Enter, and the shrine is on a wall to your left.

Bergelmir (Tyr’s Temple)

Inside of Tyr’s Temple, Atreus will need to solve a sand puzzle. After he does, you’ll descend to a lower level. Bergelmir’s Jotnar shrine is on a wall in the same room as the sand bowl.

Thrym (Lookout Tower, Muspelheim Tower)

The path to this Jotnar shrine is weird. Head to Lookout Tower in the Lake of Nine during the low water phase. (Check out our Lookout Tower guide to make sure you get everything there.) You’ll need to climb up the rocks and then ride the zip line from Lookout Tower to an area behind Muspelheim Tower, where you’ll find Thrym’s Jotnar shrine.

Starkadr (Konunsgard Stronghold)

During the “Hail to the King” Favor, walk into Konunsgard Stronghold, and take your first right. Starkadr’s Jotnar shrine is directly in front of you.

Surtr (Muspelheim)

Surtr’s Jotnar shrine is next to Brok’s shop.