Eostre - Scandinavian goddess of dawn. Celebration on vernal equinox turned into Easter. A human sacrifice was made and buried in the fields, where the sacrifice was reborn as growing crops.
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Anglo-Saxon place names end in -ham, -ing, -stowe, -stead, - and -ton.
Viking place names end in -by, -thorpe, -toft, and -scale.
Burh - Anglo-Saxon defended settlement.
Kaer Lundein - "Lud's City" - London.
The White Mound.
Lunnd - marsh (Gaelic).
Laindon - long hill.
Llyndon - stronghold (dun) by the lake or stream (llyn) (Welsh).
Pen - Celtic signifier for head or hill.
Ton - variant of tor/tot/tote which means spring or rising ground.
Cockaigne - Celtic word for London.
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