FC: ANGLO SAXON RELIGION
1: Anglo Saxon Religion By: Roger Mason
2: The Saxons that came from England were Pagans. Meaning they were polytheistic they believed in many gods and goddess. Which these gods ruled pretty much every aspect of their lives. Such as birth, life, death, harvest, and fertility. Also many more.
3: One of the things the Saxons did to satisfy their gods was to make a sacrifice. Which was a blood sacrifice in which they sacrificed animals and spilled there blood in a holy place.
4: The Anglo Saxons had different gods for numerous things such as Balder:God of immortality, Eostre:Goddess of birth, Frigg:Goddess of love, Hel:Goddess of death, and Loki :God of Cunning.
5: With the gods being the ruler of everything in the Anglo Saxon people lives, these gods also had days of the week named after them. Such as Tiwsday was the day of the sky god Tiw, wodensday the day of the god Woden,and thorsday the day of the god Thor.
6: About 1400yrs ago the pope sent missionaries to england to convince the Anglo Saxons to become Christians. Trying to switch them from Pagan to Christianity.
7: Well the pope sent a monk named Augustine to England. The pope ended up making August a bishop so he could build a church in Canterbury. Also the pope gave orders to make pagan churches in to Christan one's and that the pagans should celebrate in the Christan way. Eventually Christianity spreads to other parts of Britain.