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Mayahem Temple is the first level in Banjo-Tooie. Based off the ancient Mayan civilization of Central America, it is a large, lush, forested jungle set around a large stone temple, known as Targitzan's Temple built to honor the great god Targitzan. Common sights to see are quicksand pits, ancient stone pyramids and towers, and a large stadium dedicated to Mayan Kickball. Mayahem Temple is certainly not devoid of life since it serves as a home to the Stonies, a race of statuesque stone beings, and Moggies, a race of primitive and savage tigers. Bovina and Chief Bloatazin also live in settlements not far away from Targitzan's Temple.

Other points of interest include the Jade Snake Grove, where Ssslumber the snake lazily rests atop a pyramid guarding a Jiggy, the Prison Compound, where Dilberta is trapped, and the Code Chamber, where Banjo and Kazooie can access a variety of different cheats codes given to them by Cheato.

Notably, Mayahem Temple is double the size of Mumbo's Mountain, the first level of Banjo-Kazooie. This world is also where Banjo and Kazooie first meet Humba Wumba, who takes over Mumbo's role of transforming the duo.

The entrance to Mayahem Temple is in the Wooded Hollow, and is located right beside Master Jiggywiggy's Temple.

Areas/Points of Interest/Shortcuts[]

Asterisks mark that the area/building name doesn't pop-up in yellow text in-game.*

  • Mayahem Temple
    • Mayan Kickball Stadium Building*
      • Mayan Kickball Stadium Lobby - Leads to the Colosseum Lobby, in Hailfire Peaks.
        • Mayan Kickball Stadium*
      • Mayan Kickball Stadium Training*
    • Mumbo's Skull Exterior/Interior
    • Targitzan's Temple*
      • Targitzan's Temple Lobby
        • Inside Targitzan's Temple
          • Targitzan's Slightly Sacred Chamber
          • Targitzan's Really Sacred Chamber
    • Treasure Chamber Tower*

Moves Learned[]

Jamjars Hatch 1: Egg Aim[]

  • Mayahem Temple - A little past the Prison Compound entrance door. (25 Notes)
  • Press the up C button to switch to first-person view; Use the analog stick to aim, and press Z to fire eggs.

Jamjars Hatch 2: Breegull Blaster[]

  • Mayahem Temple - Along the cliff side, left of the Targitzan's Temple stairs. (30 Notes)
  • This move is automatically utilised whenever entering a first-person oriented location such as inside Targitzan's Temple. Banjo holds Kazooie like a shotgun, allowing the player to move with the analog sick, aim with up C, and Fire Eggs with Z.

Jamjars Hatch 3: Grip Grab[]

  • Jade Snake Grove - First door on the left of Mayahem Temple. Straight ahead when you first enter the area. (35 Notes)
  • Press the A button and jump towards a grappable ledge to automatically grab onto it. Press the analog stick to move, the A button to climb onto it, the B button to drop down, and the Z button to get Kazooie to stab wall-lurking enemies.



  • Mayahem Temple - Saving Bovina's Farm
    • Bovina's corn field is being infested by Globbles. Once Banjo and Kazooie rid her crops of the pests, Bovina presents them with a Jiggy.
  • Mayahem Temple - Atop Targitzan's Temple
    • On top of the highest point of Mayahem Temple is a Jiggy. It is perched atop the alter on Targitzan's Temple, and can be reached by using a Flight Pad.
  • Treasure Chamber - Recovering Targitzan's Sacred Relic
    • First you must open the Treasure Chamber entrance by shooting eggs into the six lizard carvings mouths. Chief Bloatazin is inside in disarray, having lost a priceless golden totem, and Banjo and Kazooie need to find and reclaim it. To get it back the duo can climb to the top of the interior using Grip Grab or fly to the top exterior entrance of the Treasure Chamber. Then walk through a doorway that leads to a Terrydactyland area (Unga Bunga's Cave). It is revealed that the Unga Bunga Tribe has stolen the relic and keep it heavily guarded in their cave. Upon reuniting Bloatazin with his relic he gives the duo a Jiggy.
  • Targitzan's Temple - Targitzan's Slightly Sacred Chamber
    • Inside Targitzan's Temple there is a chamber containing a Jiggy, which can only be opened by collecting 10 totems found throughout the area.
  • Targitzan's Temple - Defeating Targitzan
    • Access to the "Really Sacred Chamber" where Targitzan, the boss of Mayahem Temple, resides is not granted until 20 of the 25 jade totems have been obtained (the remaining five disappear). Once Banjo and Kazooie enter, they must defeat Targitzan to win his Jiggy.
  • Jade Snake Grove - Jade Snake Grove's Quicksand
    • A Jiggy is found on a small piece of land surrounded by quicksand, and can only be obtained as the Golden Goliath.
  • Jade Snake Grove - Ssslumber's Treasure
    • Ssslumber is sleeping on top of the Code Room pyramid in the Jade Snake Grove, guarding his treasure, a Jiggy. The top of the pyramid is covered in sticks, so the duo must tip-toe as not to wake Ssslumber.
  • Mayan Kickball Stadium - Mayan Kickball Tournament
  • Prison Compound - Prison Compound's Quicksand
    • More quicksand is found beside the Prison Compound, however it is inaccessible as the Golden Goliath. Banjo and Kazooie must use the Wading Boots above the prison, on the left side, to cross the sea of quicksand.
  • Prison Compound - Prison Compound's Pillars
    • First Banjo and Kazooie must destroy the large boulder blocking entrance to the underground Columns Vault by using Bill Drill. Once the boulder is removed the duo must then solve a small puzzle which involves moving a Jiggy from the highest above-ground column to the shortest column by interacting with the columns found below-ground within the time limit. Alternatively, this Jiggy can also be obtained using a well-aimed Clockwork Kazooie Egg. You can also Double-Jump your way over to it; it's tricky, but possible if you're persistent.


  • Mayahem Temple - In the small pond to the right of the world entrance.
  • Mayahem Temple - In the middle of the bridge between Bovina's field and Targitzan's Temple.
  • Mayahem Temple - On top of the entrance to the Mayan Kickball Stadium.
  • Jade Snake Grove - Directly above the third Jamjars hatch, near the entrance to the area.
  • Targitzan's Temple - Find a blue/green staircase near the middle of the temple. On the left wall down the stairs, opposite a pillar room, lies a secret passage behind a door panel.


  • Mayahem Temple - Inside the basement level of Mumbo's Skull.
  • Snake Jade Grove - Behind Wumba's Wigwam.

Empty Honeycombs[]

  • Mayahem Temple - In a small hole behind the world entrance. Requires the Stony transformation or a Clockwork Kazooie Egg.
  • Mayahem Temple - Above Bovina's Shack. Requires Grip Grab to reach it.
  • Treasure Chamber - On the small treasure mound on the left when you enter. Requires Egg Aim to enter.

Cheato Pages[]

  • Mayahem Temple - On the third step of the Treasure Chamber Tower. A Flight Pad under a boulder can be uncovered near the world entrance by using Golden Goliath kick or Bill Drill, to reach it from the outside. Or from the inside of the Treasure Chamber, you can reach the top using Grip Grab to climb, then take a side passage to use a Shock Jump Pad out of the temple to the top.
  • Jade Snake Grove - To the right side of the Code Chamber pyramid and Ssslumber, on a pillar along the back wall. Requires the Grip Grab move.
  • Prison Compound - Above the prison to the right, inside a small tunnel. Requires the Grip Grab move.

Treble Clef[]

  • Mayahem Temple - Behind Tagitzan's Temple, cliff side.





  • Mayahem Temple is a track in Banjo-Pilot. The huge skull doors and Targitzan's Temple Challenge can be seen in the background.
  • The stage's name is likely a portmanteau of the words "Maya", an ancient civilization known for their ingenuity, and "Mayhem", which is another word for chaos.
  • Grant Kirkhope, the composer for many Rare games, states in an episode of the popular Internet comedy Let's Play series Game Grumps that there is a well-known English football chant in the background music for Mayahem Temple, recited in a clipped and almost unrecognizable style: "Come and have a go, if you think you're hard enough." [1]
  • The sample for this phrase, excepting the independent word "oomenacka", is what is cut up and used for the voice of Mumbo Jumbo in the game.
  • Mayahem Temple was originally supposed to be in Banjo-Kazooie, but was instead "booted to the second game" according to Kirkhope.
  • If one begins playing/humming the introductory melody for Angry Aztec from Donkey Kong 64 at the point in Mayahem Temple's music that the trombone comes in, they will notice that it fits in perfectly with the chord progression up until the point where the Mayahem Temple main melody starts. This is because the early version of the track contained the melody that was reworked and expanded into Angry Aztec. The marimba section that accompanies the trombone in Mayahem Temple also had elements in the early version that were carried over mostly into Angry Aztec, though the section that uses the intro's chord progression can only be heard in Mayahem Temple. Oddly enough, the early version of Mayahem Temple's music also contained a staccato strings section that was later expanded and reworked into the music that plays in the final DK64 level, Hideout Helm, before King K. Rool's Blast-O-Matic is disabled (It can be heard here between the 1:45 and 2:00 marks). Lastly, the aforementioned usage of Kirkhope's voice clips are absent in early version, possibly due to a lack of needed time. The early Mayahem Temple music can be heard in full here, with the early Hideout Helm section first heard between the 0:39 and 0:55 marks, and the early Angry Aztec section between the 1:11 and 1:43 marks.
    • Chanting of "Eekum Bokum" can be heard.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マヤヤンしんでん
Mayayan Shinden
Mayayan Temple
Spanish Templo Maya Mayan Temple
French Temple Mayahem Mayahem Temple
German Mayaos-Tempel
Mayahem Tempel (BKNB)
Mayaos Temple
Italian Tempio Maia Mayan Temple