River of the Dead

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The River of the Dead is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Features and Overview

Breath of the Wild

The River of the Dead is a body of Cold Water located on the western portion of the Great Plateau. It is fed by a Waterfall originating from Mount Hylia. Due to its altitude and the presence of Cold Water, the air around the River of the Dead is afflicted by a Freezing Climate, which requires Link to have at least one level of Cold Resistance to traverse the area without taking damage. The River flows west and leads off of the Great Plateau, ending in a Waterfall that feeds into the Regencia River. Just before this is a damaged wooden bridge, which spans the entirety of the River. To cross it, Link must use the Magnesis Rune to manipulate a nearby Metal Plate, laying flat against the bridge's planks. A Raft can be found at the end of a Dock near the River's center. Scattered on the riverbank are various Trees, patches of Grass, unlit Campfires, and Fallen Guardians. A Cooking Pot can be found in the remains of a Ruined House.

There is a cave behind the Waterfall that feeds the River of the Dead. Housed inside the cave are two Treasure Chests, which contain a Spiked Boko Bow and a bundle of five Arrows. Two more Treasure Chests can be found in the Water of the River itself, containing a single Amber each.

Creatures

Enemies

Materials

Equipment

Korok Seeds

Korok
Type
Notes

Under the south end of the bridge

KorokTypeNotes

Under the south end of the bridge

Tears of the Kingdom



The River of the Dead reappears in Tears of the Kingdom. A new passage within the River of the Dead Waterfall Cave has been revealed, leading deeper underground.

Areas

Creatures

Enemies

Materials

Equipment

Treasure Chests

Treasure Chest
Contents
Coordinates
-1041, -1995, 0146
Notes

Buried in the Snow in a Deserted House directly across from the Cave
Can be pulled out of the ground using Ultrahand

Treasure Chest
Contents
Coordinates
-1358, -1810, 0149
Notes

Buried in the Snow under a Metal Plate next to the broken bridge
Can be pulled out of the ground using Ultrahand

Treasure ChestContentsCoordinatesNotes
-1041, -1995, 0146

Buried in the Snow in a Deserted House directly across from the Cave
Can be pulled out of the ground using Ultrahand

-1358, -1810, 0149

Buried in the Snow under a Metal Plate next to the broken bridge
Can be pulled out of the ground using Ultrahand

Korok Seeds

Korok
Type
Coordinates
-1129, -1970, 0145
Notes

North of the broken dock
The corresponding Korok is located south on the southern bank of the River of the Dead at -1178, -2088, 0145

Korok
Type
Coordinates
-1086, -2049, 0145
Notes

At the end of the dock

KorokTypeCoordinatesNotes
-1129, -1970, 0145

North of the broken dock
The corresponding Korok is located south on the southern bank of the River of the Dead at -1178, -2088, 0145

-1086, -2049, 0145

At the end of the dock

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
黄泉の川 (Yomi no Kawa)River of the Underworld
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Dodenrivier[4]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Rivière de l'Au-delàRiver of the Afterlife
Latin America
SpanishLA
Río del más allá[3]River of the Beyond
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Other Names

These names, though from official English sources, are not considered Canon by Zelda Wiki as they contradict a name or names from a higher-priority source.
Name
Hylia River[5]
Applies to
Source
Superseded by
NameApplies toSourceSuperseded by
Hylia River[5]

See Also

References

  1. "River of the Dead" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "River of the Dead" — Map (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Río del más allá" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Dodenrivier" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Hylia River" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
    Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Exploration Gameplay - Nintendo E3 2016 , YouTube (video), published June 14, 2016, retrieved June 8, 2020.