Axons

Science / Biology / Axons: Long fibers that carry signals away from the cell body of a neuron.

Wergild

Entertainment / Literature / Wergild: The legal system of many Germanic tribes, including the Anglo-Saxons. This tradition allowed an individual and his family to make amends for a crime by paying a fine known as wergild to the family of MORE

Comitatus

Entertainment / Literature / Comitatus: (Latin: companionship or 'band'): The term describes the tribal structure of the Anglo-Saxons and other Germanic tribes in which groups of men would swear fealty to a hlaford (lord) in exchange for fo MORE

Viking

Entertainment / Literature / Viking: Technically, in its most exclusive sense, a viking is a pirate, any individual that goes i-viking (plundering') regardless of the buccaneer's ethnicity. Historically, Irishmen, Anglo-Saxons, Franks, B MORE

Beot

Entertainment / Literature / Beot: (Anglo-Saxonvow, becomes Modern English 'boast'): A ritualized boast or vow made publicly by Anglo-Saxon warriors known as thegns before the hlaford in a mead-hall the night before a military engageme MORE

Heraldry

Entertainment / Literature / Heraldry: The study of coats-of-arms and aristocratic insignia, or the creation of such items according to medieval custom. In late medieval times, court officers called heralds were responsible for announcing, MORE

Rune

Entertainment / Literature / Rune: In a writing system designed to be scratched or carved on a flat surface such as wood or stone, the individual letters are known as runes. Typically, these markings have few or no curves, circles, or MORE

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