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About Anglo-Saxon Culture / History 1. What were some of the major gods / goddess of the Anglo-Saxons, and what did they have control over? (Also, what day of the week did we name after them?) a. Tiu – god of war (Tuesday) b. Woden – king of the gods (Wednesday) c. Thor – god of thunder and sky (Thursday) d. Friea – goddess of home / harvest and hearth (Friday) e. Wyrd – goddess of fate (pronounced “weird;” where we get the word from) 2. How was Anglo-Saxon culture divided into? a. Thanes – Upper Class – warriors, land-owners b. Churls – Middle Class – farmers, tradesmen, free c. Thralls – Lower Class – slaves
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Unformatted text preview: 3. What two major groups lived on the island? a. Celts (a.k.a. Gaels) and Britons 4. What were some of the qualities of the Celts? a. Farmers and hunters; tribal society with elected chiefs; pagan Druid religion (worshipped nature and astrology); Stonehenge comes from them b. The priests were poets, historians, astrologers, scientists, judges, and chiefs 5. What were some of the qualities of the Britons? a. dressed in animal skins; animal sacrifices; went into war naked sometimes with blue dye; considered “savages” by many 6. Who was the first conqueror to come to England? a. Julius Caesar...
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