Sacrificial Bog (Iron Age)

Horses on poles, statues of Germanic gods and many other votive offerings create a very special atmosphere in our sacrificial bog. They were placed here because Iron Age people sacrificed all manner of things to their gods.


One has to realise that everything was seen to have a soul in the Iron Age: earth, water, fire, stars and trees. The spirits were everywhere. All offerings were a way of keeping on good terms with the spirits and gods.


We know what Iron Age people offered but we don’t know how they perceived their holy places – such as bogs.