On the surface of this stone, four small and one larger shell shaped hollows were rubbed. The local historian Paul Heldner interpreted this in the way that the smaller hollow absorbed fuel such as oil or fat, while the larger ones were dedicated to sacrificial offerings. The Gentile’s stone served as a kind of guide and inflamed lights in the respective shells should protect travelers against misfortune. Shell stones were used from the Stone Age to the Early Christianity. When Naters became Christian, a chapel and later around the year 800 a church had been constructed at this pagan cult place.