BC: Anglo-Saxon Culture By. Dylan Rice
FC: Anglo-Saxon Culture by. Dylan Rice
1: Anglo-Saxon Culture
2: A major part of the Anglo Saxon culture was fighting. Fighting was considered a way of life and not avenging a family member was a social disgrace.
3: Needless to say blood feuds generated perpetual excuses for going to war. Their are only two ways to end a blood feud. One is paying "Wergild" and the only is arranging a marriage.
4: They were also used as peace waivers because they could end feuds. | In Anglo Saxon women where known as "cup bearers" because they served in the mead hall.
5: Anglo Saxons spoke old English that wasn't uniform and consisted of various dialects. | We also get our syntax from the Anglo Saxons.
6: Anglo Saxon gods lend their names to the days of the week.
7: Mon- Monan Tues-Tiw Wed-Woden Thur- Thor Fri-Frigga Sat- Satern Sun- Sunnan
8: Balder - God of Immortality Eostre - Goddess of Birth Frigg - Goddess of Love Hel - Goddess of Death Loki - God of Cunning Saxnot - God of the Family Thunor - God of Thunder Tiw - God of War Wade - God of the Sea Wayland - God of Metalworking Woden - Chief God
9: The Anglo-Saxons were pagans when they came to Britain, but, as time passed, they gradually converted to Christianity. Many of the customs we have in England today come from pagan festivals. Pagans worshiped lots of different gods. Each pagan god controlled a particular part of everyday life: the family, growing crops, love, healing, wisdom, metalworking, the weather, war, day & night and so on.
10: Anglo Saxon History in depth Anglo Saxon is a term we use that is a relatively modern one. That term actually refers to German settlers from Ageln and Saxony who eventually made their way over to Britain after the fall of the empire around 410 AD.
11: The Anglo-Saxon period actually stretched over 600 years. From the time of 410 AD to the year of 1066.