"Grata follows the law. Her silence towards us is honorable, not an insult."

Grata, also known as Odd Grata, is a minor character in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Grata is an elderly woman with braided white-grey hair, some wrinkles, and faded black paint across her face. Her eyes are green-grey and somewhat faded, indicating some loss of eyesight due to age. She wears a simple short-sleeved dress and a heavy woven head covering.


It is assumed that Grata was once a member of the Nora tribe, later being banished as an outcast at some point in her life. Why and when she was banished and how long her sentence is is unknown.

Grata lives alone in a simple camp, on a mountainside close to Rost and Aloy. During her time as an outcast, Aloy would bring Grata meat as Grata was too elderly to hunt for herself. She is only ever seen kneeling in prayer somewhere in her camp; however, she also at times made the journey to the eastern Overlook to pray, at one point losing her prayer beads and indirectly requesting Aloy to retrieve them, which she does.


Grata is extremely pious, devoted to All-Mother and praying nearly all the time; the only time she is heard speaking is when she is praying to All-Mother. Her piety and her strict adherence to Nora law may be her way of atoning for whatever reason she was cast out.

Grata strictly follows Nora law and does not speak to Aloy during her time as an outcast, much to Aloy's annoyance. However, Grata seems to indirectly address Aloy under the guise of praying to All-Mother. She expresses whatever gratitude she has to Aloy through her verbal prayer, perhaps ensuring that Aloy does hear her while also maintaining the tradition of not speaking to outcasts.

Associated Quests


  • The name Grata might be derived from the Latin word "grata" which means "thankful".
  • It is unknown how she came by the name "Odd Grata," but it is possible she was known as such before becoming an Outcast, as Rost calls her Odd Grata when instructing Aloy to hunt for her.
  • If Aloy returns to Grata after the Proving, she will not speak to Grata and Grata will still be kneeling in prayer.
  • Grata shares the same face paint as the Proving protcor.
Nora Characters
High Matriarchs Jezza - Lansra - Teersa
Tribe Members Aloy - Arana - Bast - Den - Dral - Dran - Enara - Ferl - Fia - Grist - Jarg - Jarm - Jun - Karst - Lut - Marea - Muns - Nakoa - Olara - Orn - Resh - Solai - Sona - Taim - Teb - Thok - Vala - Varl - Yan
Outcasts Brom - Cren - Grata - Jom - Kam - Kurnst - Nora Keeper - Rost - Yun