What is the meaning of flying buttress?

What is the meaning of flying buttress?

Flying buttress, masonry structure typically consisting of an inclined bar carried on a half arch that extends (“flies”) from the upper part of a wall to a pier some distance away and carries the thrust of a roof or vault. ... The flying buttress evolved in the Gothic era from earlier simpler, hidden supports.

What is a pinnacle used for?

A pinnacle is a vertical ornamental element crowning a buttress, turret, parapet, spire or other structure. It is most commonly associated with Gothic architecture. Pinnacles are typically made of stone and predominantly used for ornamental purposes, providing vertical emphasis breaking up hard outlines.

Is Thor an Anglo Saxon god?

Anglo Saxon Gods. The Danes in the story probably worship the same gods that the Anglo-Saxons did before they became Christians. ... Before that time, the Anglo-Saxons worshipped the gods Tiw, Woden, Thor and Frig. From these words come the names of our days of the week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Why did Anglo-Saxons convert to Christianity?

In AD597 the Pope in Rome decided it was time the Anglo-Saxons in Britain heard about Christianity. He sent a monk called Augustine to persuade the king to become a Christian. Over the next 100 years, many Anglo-Saxons turned to Christianity and new churches and monasteries were built.

Did Anglo-Saxons believed in dragons?

The Anglo-Saxons believed that it was a dragon's task to seek out such treasure and guard it fiercely. They thought that dragons lived underground beneath hills, and many place-names like Dragley (meaning Dragon's Mound) in Lancashire or Drakelow in Derbyshire show this.

When did the Britons convert to Christianity?

We tend to associate the arrival of Christianity in Britain with the mission of Augustine in 597 AD. But in fact Christianity arrived long before then, and in the 1st Century AD, there wasn't an organised attempt to convert the British.

When did Christianity enter Nigeria?

15th century