Carja Sun-Priests praying at their temple in Meridian

Sun-Priests are the religious leaders in both the Carja and Shadow Carja tribes in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Sun-Priests serve as the religious leaders of the Carja. Their duty is to serve the Sun-King and interpret his divine will.

Sun-Priests traditionally wear robes dyed with cinnabar, accompanied with gold and blue accents.

Known Sun-Priests


Shadow Carja


  • As part of their title, Sun-Priests are given a descriptive word in front of their names.
  • Sun-Priests appear to be based off of Bishops in the Catholic religion.
  • The song that the Sun-Priests sing at the temple is actually the names of all the Sun-Kings.


  1. History of Sunfall
  2. The Liberation

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