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Anglo-Saxon: Oral Tradition

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Ricardo Placensia

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Transcript of Anglo-Saxon: Oral Tradition

Anglo-Saxon:
Oral Tradition By Ricardo Placensia
English 4B Honors
Empress McDonald Basic Info Relation to
Religion Oral Tradition
at a Glance Lets Get Started! ~Made up of three groups of Germanic background:
1. Angles
2. Jutes
3. Saxons
~Invaded Great Britain and Denmark
*Political power was unstable
*Celts were removed to the North
*The land was now free for the taking
~Out of this invasion came the Anglo-Saxons ~A way to express one's life, customs, beliefs, and values through speech.
~Scops: Name for Anglo-Saxon storytellers.
* Key to passing tradition
* Ranked very high in society
~Stories were told through song as well.
~Oral Tradition usually took place during feasts and other gatherings.
~Beowulf originated from oral tradition. ~Anglo-Saxons were more Pagan than
Christian.
~Through oral tradition, they expressed their beliefs on both religions.
*Contrast
~Through oral tradition, one can see that Anglo-Saxons believed in many Gods, but referred to one.
Work Cited http://public.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/medieval/anglo-saxon.html http://miliosenglishivportfolio.blogspot.com/2011/01/oral-tradition-contributes-to-anglo.html
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