The English language and the Dutch language contain many similar words like: Mist, cold and so on. This is because they both are results of the Germanic language.
500 AD – The Celts who lived in England got invaded by the Germanic tribes (Jutes, Anglo-Saxons)
- The Old English language had around 25000 words.
- They wrote in rune writing on material like wood and stone.
- Most tales were not written down at this time but were retold orally by the people in the communities. This resulted in many different versions of the same tale.
600-700 AD – The Christian faith was introduced to the Germanic communities and this started a growth in the literature production.
- One of the most famous written texts from this time is Beowulf. The main character is supposed to come from Denmark.