Odin, Thor and Freyja are among the best-known gods of the pagan North. They were responsible for war, order and fertility.

Thanks to extensive excavations in Scandinavia over the past years, we have now gained a much better understanding of religious buildings, cultic and sacrificial practices. Elite residences had sacred areas and temples where large seasonal communal sacrifices were performed. Lordship and cultic practice were closely intertwined.

The exhibition presents the exciting results of recent excavations and research of Danish cult sites of the first millennium AD and their relationship with the Continent.