Introduction to the Anglo Saxons (449-1066 A.D.). There were 7 groups of peoples who invaded and settled in Great Britain throughout its history:. Iberians (Spain) Celts (indigenous people from British Isles) Romans (Italy)) Angles (Germany) Saxons ( northern Germany & the Netherlands)
Animism or “spirit”
- They saw spirits in all natural things
fire, & thunder
--Legends include fantastic animals, incredible adventures, and magic.
-Anglo-Saxon became the dominant
language after these invasions
They used established pagan holidays to partner with Christian holidays to make the conversion easier.
oral tradition – memorizing stories &
passing them along by word of mouth