The Rossland god is a figure of a male head, carved from a local stone (ilmenite norite). The origin and age are very controversial, but professionals today believe that the head is from Prehistoric period

When it came to the museum in 1910, it entered the public eye, and became the focal point of a debate that kept resurfacing throughout the 1900s – a debate regarding the stone head’s history and origin: Is it a pagan god or does it express something different? Who found it and when did this happen?

Rossland is a rich cultural heritage site, which may have been a place of worship during the Older Iron Age, seen in the context of the pre-Christian period and fertility rites. Rosslandsguden and the stone vessels are exhibited at Dalane Folkemuseum’s facility at Slettebø in Egersund.


The site is always open


 Hauge i Dalane, Sokndal