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Gauls, Goths, and Huns: A Brief Guide to the Nations Who Rebuilt Europe
Gauls, Goths, and Huns: A Brief Guide to the Nations Who Rebuilt Europe

How do the Gauls differ from the Goths, and the Goths from the Huns? Intuitively, it seems to be understandable, but would you like clarity? "Culturology" has prepared another memo that will help you never again get confused in the tribal communities that once seriously moved history.


- Films about Asterix and Obelix are about Gauls. Half of the chiefs had their names ending in -ix. “They are Celts. But the old ones. - Opposed the Romans. They raided the Greeks. - Traded with the Romans and Greeks. - The French consider them their ancestors. - The horned helmet is theirs. But until now, no one knows why it was created. The Gauls wore helmets without horns. - Druids - this is also theirs. And the Druides. - And the bards. - And the god with antlers. - They conquered part of today's Turkey. But then the Greeks lived there. - A sacred animal: a horse, a favorite weapon: a long sword and a long shield. - They loved the decimal number system.

Gaul women played a prominent role both in society and in foreign policy

- They dyed their hair, wore wide plaid trousers, cut them to the fullest. - Latin and Gaulish were more similar than one might imagine. - Because of this, Caesar had to write orders in Greek when he was afraid that the Gauls might see the message. - Left after a lot of ceramics and "red-haired genes" in Greece and Turkey. - Minted their own coins. - Before the advent of money, the value of everything in the world was calculated in slaves. - They could lend a promise to return in the next world. - They loved to do everything beautifully. They hated symmetry. - Created the oldest salt mines in Europe. And in general, they had heaps of salt. At that time it was gorgeous. - They were famous for their exquisite cuisine. - The first Europeans who drove around in two-wheeled carts. - They thought that stone was good only for sculptures, and houses were built of wood. - They left many stone bulls and stone men with two faces. - Craftsmen. and the blacksmiths produced goods of a quality equal to that of the Roman, Greek, and Egyptian. The Gauls forged iron, blew glass, in general, they knew literally everything. - The Romans believed that the Gauls were terribly noisy and very hot-tempered. - Only a Gaulish woman could pacify a Gaulish man. - By the way, the Romans believed that Gaulish women are even more terrible in a fight and in battle than their men, and warned each other to fight the Gauls when their wives came to their aid. - The Gauls considered women to be fairer, more impartial and reasonable, and women constantly spoke out in general meetings. There were women rulers and women judges. - They put a wheel in the graves.

The Goths also fought a lot with the Romans


- They have nothing to do with the Gothic script, Gothic cathedrals and Gothic music. - Ancient Germanic tribes. - Came to Europe from the Scandinavian Peninsula. - Hired to serve the Romans. In Rome itself, there was a large diaspora of Goths. - We reached the Black Sea. - They ran into the Greeks. They ran into the Romans. They wanted to run into Africa, but the weather prevented. - They created their own state where Ukraine is now, although the Scythians were against it. - They fled from there from the Huns. - They fought with the Arabs. They lost Spain to them. - They conquered all of Italy for debts on wages to the troops. - Half of the names of leaders and kings end in-them. - The Western Goths became the ancestors of the Spaniards, the Eastern ones - Italians. - In the Slavic languages ​​there are words of the Gothic root: bread, cauldron, dish, buy, shine, cover, barn, letter and others. - Mentioned in "The Lay of Igor's Campaign." - They loved symmetry. They quickly began to dress like the Romans - Converted to Christianity in the fourth century.Therefore, destroying Rome, they did not touch the temples. - They smashed the statues of the emperors, not because they were barbarians, but for ideological reasons. - They took all the books they found out of Rome to spite the Romans. They themselves hardly knew how to read. '' And they attacked the Romans after the pogroms, during which Roman soldiers in Rome itself robbed and killed the Goths, including women and children.

The Huns were also on the r, but radically different from the Gauls and Goths


- Attila is their leader. - They roamed the steppes, which would later become Mongolian. - Were a mixture of East Asians and Central Asians. - Formed a power from Manchuria to the Pamirs. - Favorite weapon: long-range bow for shooting from the saddle. - They ran into China. - When China powerfully ran in response, the Huns were divided into four parts, and one of them moved to the Volga. This marked the beginning of the Great Migration of Nations. - The Bulgars and the ancestors of the Slavs paid tribute to the Huns with food and warriors. - Genghis Khan considered himself the successor of the rulers of the Huns. - They plundered Greece, Italy and half of Gaul (that is, Gauls). - The leaders were buried in spacious tombs. - They avoided entering houses because they seemed to them like tombs. - But they began to build a little under Attila. - We lived in wagons. - They kept women in a miserable position. Attila did not even know which of his father's wives was his mother. - The men of the Huns spent most of the day on horseback, even eating, dozing and relieving themselves from the horse's back. - They loved raw meat and booze. - They took silver idols with them. they inflicted wounds on themselves as a sign of mourning. - They caused terror, which the Goths could not induce (although sometimes they tried).

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