The Empire of the Huns lasted to 375 AD to 453 AD
The Huns were a powerful race of nomadic pastoral
people from Mongolia. They appeared from beyond
the Volga a Russian river and headed into Europe.
They were very barbaric people. There main leader was
Attila the Hun, and with his control the Huns
conquered most of Asia and some of eastern Europe
The Huns aliened with the Xiognu a tribe near Ancient
China. The Huns are known for there violent behavior
and there huger for power. Most of the Huns leaders
were very vicious and nasty.
4. The Military
The average Huns where usually away from there
villages, so there houses were not very big or very well
made. Most people would have to fight in war so it was
the women and children in the houses. There houses
were not made of much, usually a hut made of dead
animal skins. When the Huns traveled they only made
shelter if it was extremely necessary, because they
would only stay in a spot for around a night. There
traveling houses would only be made of a few levees.
In those times the king was the wealthiest person in
the whole country. They had lots of money so they
could afford more expensive things. The kings had
gold had lived in large palaces'. The Palaces were very
colourful and beautiful.
This is a drawing of how the palace of
Attila the Hun might have been like
The river teemed with different types of fish, for
example, catfish, mullet,. This article describes basic
food and drink commonly consumed in Ancient Huns.
Usually the Huns where on the go and had to hunt
animals like deer. The hunted fish, and other animals
with there spears. The Huns moved around all across
Europe and Asia eating different things along the way
that they could cook. The Huns would also steal Picture of a
different foods from places and people that they Cat Fish
defeated of concord. The also got food from
domesticating animals like goat and sheep. They ate
things like berries two.
In those times the man always had the first say. If you
are the eldest boy in the family you are the head of the
household next to your father of course. Girls didn't
live a very good life, because they were the people who
always worked and didn't get a lot of credit. They first
had to obey their father, then their husband, and
finally their eldest son.The main household rule was
that children should obey their parents at all times. If
poor families were desperate they sometimes had to
sell their daughters to be servants or slaves to the rich.
The man would always pick who to get married to,
and usually the women had to except, unless she
was a queen, or a rich women. The Huns did
Levirate marriage in which the brother of a
deceased man is obligated to marry his brother's
widow, and the widow is obligated to marry her
deceased husband's brother. The male was in
charge of the female, so he picked what happened
to her and what to do with her. There was no
divorce with the Huns, but if a man hated his wife
so much, he would kill her. The Huns did not so
dowries, because they were so barbaric.
When children are born they must do many birth
rituals that will scare and injure the baby. Some babies
are killed in the birth rituals, because the rituals test
how tough the babies is. The rituals would include
leaving the baby alone for a day or so in a forest. People
only wanted the strongest babies. Every Hun valued
boys, more girls because they were stronger. (No
affiance ladies )
Childhood was very brutal for the Huns. Just when
born, a child would go throw many horrible birth
rituals. At a young age children where trained for war,
and in a year or so the kids would go to war. The kids
had no real parenting. The young girls would stay at
there huts, and prepare food for the men.
Childhood in Canada is easier. There is hardly any
stress in your life. Kids in the Huns do not have a very
good life. Sometimes they are sold to rich people in
order for their family to live. In the Huns kids do a lot
of work, not just for their parents but also for other
people. Early in a Huns child life they would have to go
to war. In Canada it’s not like this.
The only education the Huns probably had was battle
and military training. War was a large part of the Huns
culture. Also the Huns had no written history. The
Huns may have been taught other languages to
communicate with allies.
The Huns religion was very unusual The Huns made
sacrifices to fire and water and to certain gods of the
roads, and to the moon and to all creatures considered
in their eyes to be in some way remarkable. It is known
that they had shamans or wizards slightly similar in
their tribe, specialized in the
prophecy from the examination
and of remains bones of animals.
For the people of the Huns the main rulers and the
most powerful people where like the gods two the
them. Attila the Hun was the main god of the Huns .
He was the most ruthless and powerful god of them
all. People would pray to them to solve there problems,
and people were very scared of him. Even when Attila
the Hun died people still honoured him because they
were scared of his soul.
People in Huns generally wore tunics (like
long t-shirts). Women wore long tunics down
to the ground, with belts, and men wore
shorter ones down to their knees. Sometimes
they wore jackets over their tunics. In the
winter, when it was cold, people wore padded
jackets over their tunics, and sometimes pants
under them. In early China, poor people made
their clothes of hemp or ramie. Rich people
wore silk. In war people wore armour, and
padding made of animal skin
The Huns had quite a bit of different arts. A large part
of the Huns art was shaping armour. War and
concerning where very important for the Huns so
many of the Huns would try to design the best armour,
which was a kind of artsy thing. The women of the
Huns made lots of gold, silver and fancy ear
orderments and jewellery. The jewellery that the Huns
made where created from all sorts of rare minerals.
The Huns were not very interested in music, and
painting so there was very few of it. They did quite a
bit of painting of rocks and minerals
Alban Eiler ("Light of the Earth") is the Huns fire
festival of the year, celebrating the return of the Sun
and the vibrant rousing of life after Winter. as the
Huns did not leave written records and they were very
secretive about the priestly practice.
The Huns concerned many ancient civilizations, but
they could not control everything, so they were
defeated. They were a large empire that was to blood
thirsty so they fell. Even though that we seem to know
lots about the Huns, and even though it seems like we
no a lot the is probably still more to learn a bout this
once powerful civilization.
The World of Huns by Otto J. Maenchen Helfen
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