Week 8 History Task
L.O: To know the religious beliefs and practices of Anglo Saxon people.
The religion of the early Anglo-Saxon people was Paganism. Paganism is a polytheistic religion, which means many gods are worshipped. There were many Anglo-Saxon festivals throughout the year. During the festivals different gods were worshipped. The people would pray to the gods and make sacrifices of objects and animals. It is believed that bonfires were common during the festivals and that people would dance around or over them and throw herbs and other offerings into the flames.
Why do you think the Anglo-Saxon people made sacrifices to the gods?
Have a look at some of the Gods that the Anglo Saxon people worshipped before having a go at creating your own God!
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