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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