Shrines are lofty and grand places where followers seek audience with and praise Daedric Princes. Most are in isolated areas, such as mountains or forests. Each shrine contains a statue of the venerated being.
- Main article: Daedric Quests (Skyrim)
The only Daedric Prince not associated with any quest is Jyggalag.
This shrine is devoted to Azura and was built after Azura gave her Dunmer followers a vision of the eruption of Red Mountain. Several of her followers migrated to Skyrim and built this shrine. One priestess, Aranea Ienith, remains at the Shrine.
This shrine is located east of Windhelm. To get here, take a carriage to Windhelm, and, facing away from Windhelm, follow the road East past Hollyfrost Farm. Eventually a bandit hideout will be reached and the road will split and go up the mountain. This trail will go up and west, running parallel to the road you were just on. Upon visiting the shrine, the quest, Boethiah's Calling, will begin.
It is possible for you to get attacked by a random bandit in the mountains that will have a book called "Boethiah's Proving" which will also trigger the quest Boethiah's Calling.
This shrine is southwest of Dawnstar, on a mountain. It can be found by traveling to Fort Dunstad and climbing the mountain which leads to an area behind the shrine. Visiting this shrine does not begin the related Daedric quest, Pieces of the Past.
The interior of the shrine contains some valuable loot, but is guarded by a pair of Dremora and can only be accessed upon completion of said quest.
This shrine is located inside Haemar's Shame. Surrounding the statue of Clavicus Vile are several hostile Vampire worshipers. Visiting this shrine does not begin the related Daedric quest, A Daedra's Best Friend.
Upon completion of the quest, Barbas becomes part of the Clavicus Vile statue.
Shrine of Malacath
A defiled shrine is located in hippostratus
. Visiting this shrine is not possible until The Cursed Tribe quest has begun.
Not as grand in scale as the other shrines, the Altar of Molag Bal is located underneath the Abandoned House in Markarth. Visiting the altar is only possible after initiating the quest The House of Horrors. With the addition of Dawnguard and siding with the Volkihar Vampires, the Dragonborn will awake in the Temple of Molag Bal in Castle Volkihar, in which a shrine is found. Note this occurs even with joining the Dawnguard and after defeating Lord Harkon during Kindred Judgment. It may not be possible to recieve a blessing of Molag Bal, the Daedric Lord of Domination.
Altar of Namira
A small altar dedicated to Namira can be found in Reachcliff Cave, where several members of her coven use it to sacrifice people. This shrine is encountered during the Daedric quest The Taste of Death.
Altar of Vaermina
A small altar dedicated to Vaermina can be found in Nightcaller Temple, where a small cult was established at one time, before it was sacked by Orcish invaders. This shrine is encountered during the Daedric quest Waking Nightmare.