"No other village compares to Mother's Heart. It is the seat of the High Matriarchs, a center of Nora life, a jewel of the Sacred Land."

Mother's Heart is the Nora tribe's main village and is one of the three largest human settlements in Horizon Zero Dawn. Mother's Heart is home to around 150 inhabitants and is located in the Embrace, part of the region of the Sacred Land.


Mother's Heart is a large Nora village situated in the hills overlooking the central Embrace. The settlement contains a number of communal lodges and public areas for meeting, teaching, and rituals, such as the Blessing Ceremony, which occurs in Mother's Heart prior to the annual Proving.

After the Eclipse's attack on the Embrace, Mother's Heart was nearly abandoned, as most of the Nora retreated to All-Mother Mountain. However, out of the three settlements in the Embrace, Mother's Heart was the least damaged by the Eclipse's assault: the settlement itself is relatively unharmed.


  • Two of the Grazer-shaped training dummies that must be destroyed to obtain the "Downed 23 Grazer dummies" trophy are found here.