anglo-saxon scavenger hunt

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animism

the religion of the celts was called this, from the latin word for spirit

archbishop of canterbury

name of the leader of the church of england

thor

the norse god of weather, thunder, and lightning

christian and anglo-saxon

the epic poem beowulf combines these two religions

alfred the great

king alfred of wessex was also called...

william duke of normandy

this person landed his boats in england in 1066

thurnor

"thursday" originates from the god...

kennings

vivid compound words used by the anglo-saxons

harp

anglo-saxon poets sand to the accompanyment of the...

sutton hoo

an important archeological site contained treasures such as swords, rings, and shields

latin

principal works of this time were written in this language

caesura

rhythmical pause in a line of poetry

Angles

england took its name from this group of people

bard

a skilled storyteller and entertainer

Bede

important anglo-saxon scholar who wrote "the Ecclesiastical History of the English Church and people"

arthur

he was one of the most heroic celtic leaders

scandinavian/norse

the religion of the anglo-saxons was related to the what mythology

3 and a half

the stones in the Stonehenge are how many feet high

Geats

Beowulf's people from Jutland

Dragon

an important figure in anglo-saxon literature that is often portrayed as a protector of treasure

homesteads

in england most anglo-saxons lived in...

communal court

homesteads were surrounded by a...

wooden fence

homesteads and communal court were surrounded by...

druids

priests in celtic religion

vernacular

refers to the language of the people

bravery, generosity, loyalty, friendship

four ethical virtues of anglo-saxons

monasteries

strongholds of Christianity

410

by this year Roman troops had left Britain

St. Augustine

the most important missionary to Britain

55 BC

in this year Julius Caesar invaded Britain

Cynewolf

once thought to be the author of "The Seafarer"

musical

old english poetics are more like what type of system

The Great Mother

a figure associated with nature who was important in the old celtic religion

8

in what century was the Book of Kells produced

King Alfred

he helped Old English gain respect as a language of culture

400 AD

Beowulf was probably written down in this year

monasteries

this place helped to preserve older literary traditions in early England

loyalty

fame and success are achieved through this virtue

alliteration

an outstanding feature of Anglo-Saxon poetry

Odin

Norse god of death, poetry, and magic

traditional and inventive

the poetry of oral epic is a combination of what two elements

787

Viking invasions began in Britain

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