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Huns (Xiongnu), located on the steppes of Central Asia, (B.C.E. 220 - C.E. 453)

Here you go, follow these three links to watch us Huns on YouTube !!! :
1.) MONTY PYTHON !!!!! (Featuring, that's right, our ATILLA THE HUN !!!) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kil-ViYLA-E&mode=related&search=
2.) Mulan - US HUNS :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R-yPmcPl2c
3.) A movie (trailer) about our very own (drumroll, please)...ATTILA THE HUN :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KayrlQA2w8s&mode=related&search=

Here is a map (with a legend/ key) of our "Hunnic" migrations to the Danube Basin:
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(http://www.imninalu.net/Huns_maps.htm)

Our Hunnic empire stretched from the steppes of Central Asia into modern Germany, and from the Black Sea to the **Baltic Sea**:
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(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huns)

Another map of us Huns, along with the Mongolian "migrations" into Hungary, etc. :
external image map.GIF
(http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/asia/huns/map.GIF)

Yeah, I know, we Huns look pretty darn cool on our horses and everything, huh? :
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(http://medieval.etrusia.co.uk/images/huns_1.jpg)

We Huns just LOOVE shooting our bows and arrows (archery) while mounted on horseback. Yeah, whatever, you know, it gets the "job" done...Pretty sweet, huh? :
external image Arm.jpg
(http://allempires.com/empires/huns/Arm.jpg)

ALL HAIL ATTILA THE HUN !!! (He is the man) :
external image Attila.jpg
(http://allempires.com/empires/huns/Attila.jpg)

We Huns are really awesome at pillaging villages and waging war...OH, YEAH !!! :
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(http://perso.orange.fr/jean-francois.mangin/romains/images/huns_pt.jpg)

Here's a TIMELINE about us Huns (and even other related peoples) and our lives:
TIMELINE: YOU MUST SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THIS WIKISPACE WEB PAGE TO BE ABLE TO VIEW THE TIMELINE !!!!!!!!!!

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220 BC - 216
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Xiongnu Empire, Central Asia
The Xiongnu, also known as the Asiatic Huns, were one of the nomadic peoples of Ancient Central Asia. They're thought to have descended from various Turkic peoples known...





406 - 453
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Attila, King of the Huns
In 445, Attila (also spelled Attilla) became the sole leader of the Huns after murdering his brother. The Romans called Attila the "Scourge of God." When...





420 - 453
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The Huns
The event which, more than any other, presaged the fall of the Roman Empire was the arrival of a group of the Huns in Eastern Europe, forcing many Germanic peoples to mig...
(http://www.timelineindex.com/content/select/1117/912,205,1117)
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Technology

We, the Huns, are in the Age of Cavalry, which began around 400 A.D., and we specialize in military technology. Are military technology arsenal includes: the horse archer (the first horse nomad incursion into Europe were are, the Hunnish, invasions of this, the 4th, century. Our importance in the history of military technology is our expanding of the use of the composite recurved bow into the eastern Roman Empire. This is one greatly significant example of technological "borrowing."

Culture

We, the Huns -- of the (central) Asian steppes in the 4th century C.E., are a highly nomadic culture numbering in the hundreds of thousands. We are currently being separated into many different groups, all of which (are) occupy(ing) the steppes, which provides plentiful grazing area for our cattle, sheep, and of course horses. Because of our nomadic lifestyle, we are constantly riding, and from this type of lifestyle came our dramatic capacity for waging a highly successful type of warfare that literally sweeps across the steppes and into post-Roman Empire Europe during this century, and hopefully many (one) more to come. So, basically, we are a group of Turkish nomads living in central and eastern Asia in the 3rd century B.C.

Religion

Our religion, the religion of the Huns, is closely related to that of the Turkish and Mongolian peoples of central Asia. We use shamans, and we also sometimes use female fortunetellers who predict the future by looking at the entrails of animals. Also, we believe in animism, or the belief in spirits and life-containing objects in nature, which is another part of our religion.
We believe that we are all the descendants of a wolf, and we borrowed this belief from Turkey (this idea has Turkish origins). It is based on a legend about a boy who was saved by a she-wolf who later raised him as her own. And, this she-wolf also got pregnant from him. Then, one day the humans found them and killed the boy. Finally, the wolf managed to escape and later gave birth to ten children who were the ancestors of the Turkish peoples.
Description of our main Hunnic gods:
We, the Huns, worship a sungod, and we also had a wargod. One day, one of our shepherds saw that one of his sheep was wounded, so he went to see what had caused it. He saw that a piece of metal was sticking out of the ground, and when he dug it up he saw that it was a sword. He then brought it to Attila (the Hun) who claimed that it must have been a gift from our wargod. Ever since, that sword was worshipped by us in celebrations that are held for it; animals are also sacrificed to (and for) it.

Here's a map of us Huns in Europe during the 5th century C.E. :

external image huns.gif
(http://www.geocities.com/reginheim/huns.html)

Blog

Blog Entry One, April 1st, B.C.E. 216: Our hordes come from the east reach the Roman Empire, and they have already conquered most of Europe. Before that time, they have been numbered among the nomadic tribes of the Asian steppes and their origin was almost unknown. Now we have many research elements that have brought more light about this people, or complex of peoples, and have discovered that they were present in the most ancient times in Mesopotamia, and that have even been linked in some way, though not ethnically, with the Israelites in different times along history. Oh, and by the way, in case you didn't know, we Huns are also known as (A.K.A.) the Xiongnu, you like? We are a confederation of nomadic tribes from the steppes of Central Asia. We also rule today, and play a major role in the politics of the vast lands stretching from China to Rome currently. We "Xiongnu," or Huns, are the ancestors of the Turkic and Mongolic peoples.

Blog Entry Two, May 4th, C.E. 406: The Huns' origin is directly connected with two well-known peoples of ancient Middle East: the Sumerians and the Scythians, namely, in the kingdom founded by Nimrod. Even though they belong to the Japhetic stock and their most creditable ancestor is Magog, the Sumerian heritage has been kept by them more than by any other people, which implies that they are in fact the result of a mixed background. According to their own legendary accounts (legends that are anyway founded on true facts), it is very feasible that Magog's descent was under Nimrod's rule, and that they kept close ties with Sumerians even for a long time after the Sumerians disappeared from Mesopotamia as a national entity.

Blog Entry Three, June 21st, C.E. 420: Their particular link with ancient Sumerians was found through the comparison of modern Hungarian (Magyar) and other related languages with documents of the ancient Middle East, that revealed a possible common origin. It is evident that the language element is absolutely not a sufficient basis to establish the origin of peoples, since language can be lost and adopted from other non-related cultures (for example, Yiddisch, a German-based tongue, became for centuries the language of European Jews, who are Semitic). Therefore, other more relevant elements like traditions, cultural heritage and, if existing, historic documents are needed. Taking language as the starting point, we have to consider on one side the whole complex of peoples that may be regarded as Huns (Hunogurs, Bulgars, Magyars, Sabirs, etc) and on the other side, the relationship between Sumerians, Scythians, Hurrites and Elamites.(http://www.imninalu.net/Huns.htm)

=Bibliography Bentley, Jerry, and Herbert Ziegler. Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, an imprint of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2006.= = =

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