The Anglo Saxon Dragon Pendant

It’s thought that this gold pendant is in the form of a dragon! The dragon (or Draca in Anglo Saxon english) was an important symbol in both Anglo Saxon and Viking culture.

The Anglo Saxons thought of dragons as guardians of burial grounds and treasure! This idea has influenced a lot of literature throughout history including stories that are very popular today.

  • The Anglo Saxon Dragon Pendant

Research Activities


Learn about the story of Beowulf, one of the oldest surviving stories in Old English. See how the dragon in that story is similar to the dragons that appear in other stories such as Harry Potter and The Hobbit.


Write your own short story about a dragon set in the time of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings!

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