The ferocious Hunnish

The Huns were nomadic people of Turkish-Mongolian origins. Legends portray these people as fierce horsemen grouped into huge armies and armed with horn bows, bone arrows, snares and nets. In fact, the Huns seem to have been composed of a myriad small gangs, which were as ready to join forces as to fight each other. Once again, as the legend goes, the Huns spent their lives on horseback and used to wear the hides of wild animals until rotten.
The most famous Hunnish warrior is certainly Attila, who was elected king of the Huns in 443 and who, for his legendary ferocity, was named “the scourge of God”. During his rule, Attila subdued many Germanic peoples and built up such a military power as to charge tributes to eastern and western empires.

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