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ZAPHOD: Wee hoo! Hey, what a cave, man! Hey… we could really…
ARTHUR: We could really what?
ZAPHOD: We could really, you know… BE in this cave.
ARTHUR: We are in this cave.
ZAPHOD: And what a wild cave to be in!

—Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Basic Information

A cave is a natural opening within a rock formation which is large enough to permit a human to enter.

List of Noteworthy Caves

Real World Caves

Mythological Caves

Fictional Caves

See Also



Game and Story Use

  • Caves are a popular hideout for monsters.
  • They generally represent very uneven terrain with multiple choke points, making combat in them tactically interesting.
  • They also provide entrances to the Underworld or other subterranean realms.
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