Who were the Saxon gods?
Similarly, you may ask, what religion were Saxons?
Anglo Saxon Religion. The Anglo-Saxons were pagans when they came to Britain, but, as time passed, they gradually converted to Christianity. Many of the customs we have in England today come from pagan festivals. Pagans worshiped lots of different gods.
Furthermore, is Thor an Anglo Saxon god? Her most famous and widely worshipped child was Thunor, the Norse god Thor. Thunor was the god of the weather, particularly thunder and lightning. The Anglo-Saxons believed that the sound of thunder was Thunor striking his hammer on his mighty anvil; lightning, meanwhile, was the spark created by the strike.
People also ask, did the Saxons worship Odin?
Being a Germanic people, the Anglo-Saxons worshiped the same gods as the Norse and other Germanic peoples. For example, Thunor of the Anglo-Saxons was the same god as Thor of the Norse and Donar of the Germans. Likewise, Woden of the Anglo-Saxons is the same as Odin among the Norse and Wotan of the Germans.
Are the Vikings and Saxons the same?
The main difference was that the Saxons: Only really targeted Britain, while the Vikings travelled more extensively. Came from the area south of Denmark, while the Vikings came from Denmark, Sweden and Norway (Jutes and Angles, allies of the Saxons came from Denmark though)