For other uses, see Hall of the Dead.

The Hall of the Dead is a funerary structure that contains the bodies of the deceased. There is one in every major city in Skyrim, with the exceptions of Morthal, Dawnstar, and Winterhold.


Found in the major cities of each Hold, deceased citizens are embalmed and buried within these halls. A shrine dedicated to Arkay—the god of burials and funeral rites—can be found in each.

Below the Whiterun and Solitude locations sits catacombs where the dead are laid to rest. It is in here where the priests may also perform the death rituals. Skeletons may still roam these catacombs.

If a citizen dies during gameplay, a coffin or burial urn will appear soon after in the Catacombs of the nearest city, labelled with the name of the deceased citizen.

Cities containing Halls of the DeadEdit

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  • where do the dead in dawnstar go?

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    • It may be likely that Bethseda didn't add a Hall of the Dead to Dawnstar because of time restraints. They had to meet a deadline (11/11/1...
    • It’s very cold there. It’s possible people keep them in cellars we don’t see until the ground is warm enough to easily dig into or they h...
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    • Okay why are there skeletons running around in the hall of the dead? How are normal everyday people supposed to pay their respects to their d...