The ancient myths

The ancient myths teem with gods, heroes and fantastic creatures. Take a tour among some of the many mythological motifs in the collections of Thorvaldsens Museum.

Many ancient myths deal with the great issues about which people have always speculated, for example the origin of the world, the nature of the divine, or war and love. This is why far later periods have also considered these tales of the world and its interconnections relevant, and throughout the ages the myths have been favourite subjects in art. This is reflected in many works in the Thorvaldsens Museum collections, and the tour takes you through Thorvaldsen’s private collection of antiquities, his own works and his collection of the works of other artists.

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