Resident Evil 4 Large Cave Shrine and Small Cave Shrine symbol puzzle solutions

You have to solve the Big Cave Shrine and Small Cave Shrine symbol puzzles in Resident Evil 4 to get the church key and advance the story in Chapter 4.

Even if you’ve spotted the right symbols, they’re messier than the actual pedestal images and some are split into two locations, so it’s easy to pick the wrong ones.

To help you get the key to the church, below we detail the solution to the Big Cave Shrine puzzle and the solution to the Small Cave Shrine in Resident Evil 4.

Please note that this is a guide for the remake of Resident Evil 4, so the solution or puzzle may not be the same in the original version.

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Resident Evil 4 Big Cave Shrine Symbol Puzzle Solution

At the start of Chapter 4, you find yourself with two hands on a map near a strange shrine. This map marks the Big Cave Shrine and the Small Cave Shrine for you, and your new objective is to investigate the two locations.

Once you use the boat to reach the Big Cave, there will be a group of enemies waiting for you. If you want to save ammo, you can run straight to the top of the cave and enter the puzzle solution without them being able to hit you.

To open the door next to the pedestal in the Big Cave Shrine, you must press the three symbols that match the printed yellow symbols displayed in the cave.

The first symbol is in front of the pedestal and the door, and is divided into two columns.

The second symbol is on the path to the left if you look at the first symbol, opposite a ladder.

The third symbol is on the wall next to the ladder that leads to the left side of the pedestal.

Now that you know the symbols, head back to the pedestal marked on your map. The correct solution to the Great Cave Shrine puzzle is:

  • top right symbol
  • Bottom symbol
  • upper left symbol

Here’s an image of the correct Big Cave Shrine puzzle solution if you’d rather see it:

When you enter the three correct symbols, the door will open and you can go inside to collect the ‘Apostate’s Head’ key item.

Resident Evil 4 Small Cave Shrine Symbol Puzzle Solution

The Little Cave Shrine is faster to navigate and there are no enemies, but it’s easier to mess up the symbols.

The correct puzzle symbols are still printed in yellow in the cave, but you must look at two symbols from the correct angles to see which ones they really are.

The first symbol is displayed correctly only next to the ladder.

The second symbol is split into two above the ladder, so you need to climb up to see it properly printed on the cave and wooden wall.

The third symbol is also split in two, to the left of the second symbol. Approach the door at the top of the shrine to see it properly imprinted on the cave and wooden wall.

Now that you know all the symbols, head back to the pedestal at the bottom of the shrine. The correct solution to the Small Cave Shrine puzzle is:

  • lower left symbol
  • Left symbol
  • lower right symbol

Here’s an image of the correct solution to the Little Cave Shrine puzzle if you’d rather see it:

When you enter the three correct symbols, the door will open and you can go inside to collect the key item ‘Blasphemer’s Head’ and the Hexagon Piece C item if you want to solve the optional hexagon puzzle near the merchant to find some treasure.

Our Resident Evil 4 walkthrough can help you through the village with guides on the Big and Little Cave Shrine puzzle solutions, the Church dial puzzle, and the Del Lago, El Gigante, and Mendez bosses. When you reach the castle, you’ll need to tackle the correct timing puzzles of the Treasure Sword, the Four Slotted Wall, the Dining Room Bell, and the Grandfather Clock, along with the Garrador Dungeon, Two Giants, and Ramon Salazar’s bosses. The island is next, and there are still puzzles with calibration puzzles, keycard locations, and a hidden wrench, along with final bosses Krauser and Sadler.

How to get the church key in Resident Evil 4

Now that you’ve solved both shrine cave puzzles and have the Apostate’s Head and Blasphemer’s Head key items, return to the Mural Cave in your boat.

Go to the shrine and place the heads on the two large stone hands. Once you do, you will automatically acquire the Church Badge, which is the key you need to enter the church and find Ashley.

You may be able to place the heads in either hand, but here is where we place them in case their position matters:

  • Blasphemer’s Head – Place in right hand
  • Head of the Apostate: place in the left hand

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