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Where to find Goddess Statues in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Turn your Lights of Blessing into heart containers or stamina vessels

Goddess Statue close up in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
Johnny Yu (he/him) is a guides writer at Polygon. He has written about games such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, and Fire Emblem Engage.

After you successfully complete a shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll receive a Light of Blessing. Once you have four Lights of Blessing in hand, you can exchange them at a Goddess Statue to permanently increase your health or stamina.

On the Great Sky IslandTears of the Kingdom’s introductory area — you’re introduced to your first Goddess Statue, but there are a ton more around the map. So far, we’ve found 12.


How to use Lights of Blessing in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Light of Blessing description in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. “A crystal that glows with a light that purges ancient evil and purifies with its radiance.” Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Lights of Blessing can be exchanged for heart containers and stamina vessels at the Goddess Statues scattered around the map. Interact with a Goddess Statue to exchange four Lights of Blessing for a heart container (which increases your total health by one heart) or a stamina vessel (which increases your stamina by a fifth of a wheel). (Not sure which to upgrade first? We have a guide for that, too.)


Goddess Statue locations

There are at least a dozen Goddess Statues in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. They’re typically located in villages on the surface, but they can also be found on sky islands. Use the map below to see where you can find all of the Goddess Statues on the surface.

A map of Hyrule in Tears of the Kingdom, pointing out various Goddess Statue locations on the surface. Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin, Johnny Yu/Polygon | Source images: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo

Goddess Statues can be found in the following locations:

  • The Temple of Time — Great Sky Island
  • Dragonhead Island — Thunderhead Isles
  • Emergency Shelter — Lookout Landing
  • Rito Village — Tabantha Frontier
  • Zora’s Domain — Lanayru Region
  • Goron City — Eldin Region
  • Gerudo Town — Gerudo Desert
  • Lurelin Village — Faron Region
  • East Akkala Stable Well — Akkala Highlands
  • Tarrey Town — Akkala Region
  • Link’s home in Tarrey Town — Akkala Region
  • Hateno Village — Hateno Region
  • Kakariko Village — Dueling Peaks Region
  • Korok Forest — Woodland Region
  • Temple of Time Ruins — Hyrule Field
  • Forgotten Temple — Tabantha Frontier
  • Spring of Power — Deep Akkala
  • Spring of Wisdom — Mount Lanayru
  • Spring of Courage — Faron Grasslands

Note that the last five that we list are very large Goddess Statues that require side quests to actually use. Interacting with the statues in question will kick off the quests. The quests involved with the springs requires tracking down the dragons in the sky and bringing claws to their respective springs.


How to increase health or stamina without Goddess Statues

Of course, while Lights of Blessing and Goddess Statues boost your health and stamina permanently, there are other ways to increase your health or stamina. After you complete major objectives like a temple or certain side adventures, you’ll receive a heart container, which will increase your health pool by one whole heart. Some of the side adventures also give you the option to choose between heart container or stamina vessel.

Hearty truffle material description in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. “This rare mushroom has a rich scent. It’ll restore all your hearts and temporarily increase your maximum hearts when used in cooking.” Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

You can also temporarily increase your health or stamina by sleeping on a nice bed at an inn or partaking their special treatments. There are foods and elixirs that can be consumed that will provide extra hearts such as “hearty” dishes or extra stamina wheels with Endura carrots.

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