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- March 23, 2014 at 11:05 am #346422
The best known Magyar folk tale is the Legend of the White Stag.. It describes how two sons of Nimrod, Hunor and Magor, were lured into a new land by a fleeing white stag. There they married the king's daughters. The descendants of Hunor and his men became known as the Huns, and the descendants of Magor and his men became known as Magyars.
This legend contains a grain of truth in that it points to the common origin of the Huns and Magyars, which Hungarians have known since time immemorial. Surprisingly, Hungarians are proud of their origin despite the bad reputation given to the Huns and their leader, Attila, by Western history books. Most writings describe Attila the Hun as cruel and ruthless, with one notable exception – the famous German Nibelungen-Lied mentions him thus: "There was a mighty king in the land of the Huns whose goodness and wisdom had no equal."March 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm #430382
And what connection does that legend have with Slavs or Slavorum?March 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm #430383
It's a legend, treat it in the right place. For around nine centuries, Magyars considered themselves as descendants of Huns, but since more than 100 years, it has been dropped.
The term Hungarian is not related to Huns. It's originates in Onogur (meaning ten tribes or ten arrows), a Turkic tribal alliance in the 6-7th century north of the Black Sea. Magyar tribes lived with them after the disintegration of their khanate (also labelled Old Great Bulgaria – don't confuse it with modern time Bulgarians).
By the way, this subject is not related to Slavs, so it may not be the best place to discuss it.March 24, 2014 at 12:54 am #430384
He's an American kid from Iowa. He might be confused and have mistaken Hungary for 'Slavic' because he could have the view that all of Eastern Europe is Slavic ( or 'Russian').
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