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FC: Anglo-Saxon Religion

1: Before the coming of Christianity, the heathens worshiped their many gods and goddesses and allowed them to rule over their entire practical life.

2: Odin. The overseer, he sat on the throne and played a role somewhat like management would be in a modern age. Wednesday was named after the Anglo-Saxon spelling of his name: "Woden". He was one of the many pagan gods that were worshiped by the Anglo-Saxon culture.

3: Thunor, the god of thunder and son of Odin, was revered as the highest and most powerful god. Thursday is named after him and his more common name given to him by the Greeks, Thor.

4: The gods that the Anglo-Saxons worshiped were Norse deities who's names were changed. The two most powerful were Woden and Thunor, leading the religion to, at one time, be called "Wodenism"

5: Christianization spread to the Anglo-Saxon culture through Celtics from the Roman Catholic Church in 597 A.D.

6: From 597 to 686 A.D., Christianity spread throughout the Anglo-Saxons until Paganism was officially snuffed out with the death of the final Pagan king, Arwald.

7: With Christianity, the church was given more power and with the fall of paganism, the time when the church took over began...

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