The notorious Huns spread horror throughout Europe and Asia.
Despite being nomadic people, they still conquered a good portion of land during their Golden period.
The Huns are very similar to Mongols and Seljuks in their tradition, style, and beliefs.
The origin of the Huns is still being disputed over. There are two beliefs.
The first places the Huns to originate from the Western Border of China.
While another theory indicates the Huns came from Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan, east from Mongolia.
1.The Huns Lived on Horseback
The Huns spent the majority of their time on horseback.
It is even said the Huns had gatherings, ate, and even slept on their horses.
As most tribes the Huns encountered were foot soldiers, it gave them a great advantage in battle.
However, because of this, the Huns did not use their legs much. This caused them to have weak legs.
2. The Use of the Bow as one of their Main Weapons
The Huns were one of the most significant and successful archers at the time.
Using their horses, the Huns were able to master the bow whilst riding.
The materials used for the bow were adapted to make it easier to be used whilst riding.
As the bow was mastered both in skill and development, it became pivotal in the Huns future success.
3. The Hunnic Beauty Standards Were Terrifying
The Hunnic standards of beauty were unconventional.
One common practice was the scarring of the cheeks.
This would be done by either melting the cheeks or removing them with a knife.
The ritual was performed because they disliked facial hair and wanted it to be removed permanently.
This was done at a younger age where facial hair was starting to grow.
The Huns also wrapped the heads of their babies in order to change the shape as the skull develops.
This was a very common tradition that caused their skulls to become shaped vertically.
4. The Huns Conquer
The Huns effectively recruited fallen tribes they had defeated as a means of growing.
Many Slavic tribes as well as Ostrogoths were captured under the Hunnic rule system.
There was a constant chain to round up fallen tribes and use them for war against other nations.
5. The Huns Golden Age
The Huns rise to greatness during the “Golden Age” came with their ruler Attila.
Attila achieved great power during his reign.
A huge battle was fought against the Roman Empire called “the Battle of Adrianople”.
Although the Romans fought to become the victors, Attila’s campaign caused a notable amount of trouble for the territories as they passed by.
Attila successfully launched attacks and looted neighboring territories to the Hunnic base in Pannonia.
6. Fear Was The Huns Most Successful Weapon
The Huns’ success on the battlefield was driven by inflicting fear on people.
As a result of the destructive and terrorful nature of the Huns, many tribes migrated to the west in order to find safer land and shelter.
The populace would spread gruesome stories of the Huns which caused major panic and fear in the people.
The Mongols fear tactic caused cities to surrender straight away.
Fear served the Hun’s a huge military advantage in their campaign of territorial expansion.