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Anglo-Saxon Culture

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1: Anglo-Saxon Culture Tori Mooneyhan

2: Culture is defined as a society's tastes in art and manners and all the knowledge and values that that society shares at a particular time and place.

3: Anglo-Saxon artwork survives mostly in illuminated manuscripts, architecture,and ivory carvings. The techniques and motifs created insular art, probably drawing from decorative metalwork motifs.

4: Fighting was a way of life. The only Alternatives of ending a blood-feud were paying wergild or arranging a marriage.

5: The Anglo-Saxon believed in both pagan and Christian religions.

6: Sports such as swimming, running while carrying a heavy load, jumping,skiing,skating, horse racing, and wrestling were the most popular among the Anglo-Saxon.

7: Recreation included dice games and some board games. In the game of Fatafl, the king moves first,having half the number of pieces his opponent has. He wins the game if he can manage to get his king out into one of the corner squares. His opponent can win by trapping the king.

8: The Anglo-Saxons spoke Englisc,which is an early form of the English language.

9: The most popular form of entertainment was music and story-telling. The stories that were told, mostly of ancient heroes such as Beowulf, or the Norse Sagas, were often recorded in the form of poetry so it was more easily remembered as they were passed down from mouth to mouth.

11: The Mead hall was a communal Gathering place.Victories were celebrated and epic tales were told in the Mead hall. The Mead hall symbolized safety, fellowship, and all that is good in humanity.

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