Who Was Attila The Hun?

Attila the Hun was called God of Peril by many of his European contemporaries, as he was famous for brutal fighting, destroying cities and killing civilians, including women and children. However, there is a mystery about both Attila and the Huns, who had a wide influence on Europe and Asia Minor during the 4th and 5th centuries, but more or less spread to different regions after the demise of their great ruler. Their origin is unclear, as they probably came from a lineage of nomadic peoples, and although they taught their children Latin to communicate with the outside world, their own language is still not well understood.

What can be said they were epic warriors who used cranial deformities to give their heads a larger, elongated appearance and trained their men to endure pain from childhood, even at the birth of a son. Wound or burning on the cheek of the newborn on the day of the day. Although often called "barbarians" because of their nomadic lifestyle and ruthlessness, it was actually their technical superiority that made them so successful, thanks to their long-range overall bow and unique high front and rear saddles.

The general route of the Hun forces in the invasion of Gaul.

Attila's date of birth is also unknown, but most evidence suggests that he was born around the 400s, the nephew of the previous ruler, Ruga. Attila and his brother, Bleda, wasted little time making their presence felt in Europe and invaded the Eastern Roman Empire despite a treaty with them. Oddly enough, one of his greatest allies was Aetius of the Western Roman Empire, a former prisoner of war, who assisted him in attacking the Burgundians, almost completely wiping out his people. Aetius used the Huns almost as a mercenary force to push around the Goths and Franks, who threatened the monopoly of Roman power over much of Europe.

This connection may have existed between the Western Romans and the Huns, because the Huns of Attila were not the victorious type, despite their mastery in warfare. He made his money by offering "security" to various people in Europe for payment, which ranged anywhere from £700-2,100. of gold per year. Basically, it was like the mafia but on a global scale and with a lot more horses.

Attila invaded the Balkans, raided Constantinople, and literally burned Naissus to the ground and threw the bodies of all the inhabitants along the river. Despite being paid, Attila continued to attack the Eastern Romans, then rampaged through the Balkans and Greece, killing countless numbers of soldiers and civilians and remaining undefeated despite wave after wave of pushback.

Carving of the Huns in War with the Alans, 1870s.

Legends spread that Attila had the sword of Mars, the Roman god of war, and after so much death, he finally did what no one had done before: unite the many peoples of Europe to the point that they had actually fought their struggles. put them aside and decided to attack him together. The Battle of the Catalonian Fields defined the future of Europe, as his old friend Aetius led an army against them, and despite heavy casualties, managed to defeat them along with the Roman-Franks, Alans and Goths. This was the first and only defeat of Attila's reign.

But nothing could keep the crisis down for long, and soon, he made it to Italy, where he was treated by Pope Leo from further violence, although documents of the alleged event are scarce. In the end, it was not war that ended Attila, but love, or at least its celebration. After drinking heavily on the eve of her third marriage, she developed nose bleeds (probably in a drunken accident), which blew her to death after being out of fun. It is said that he was buried in a coffin made of gold, silver and iron, and to prevent anyone from finding and desecrating the remains of his beloved leader, he was buried in a secret place before his servants killed themselves. But buried.

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