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Old March 17th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #1

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I remember reading a while back that Attila the Hun was a midget; allegedly he was so short he needed help getting on his horse. Has anybody else heard this before? Is there any truth at all to this tradition?
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lol you just made my great day better lol
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Old March 17th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #3

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Alexander..

Napoleon..

now Attila...

Keep short people away from the military..hehehe.
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Average height was smaller and were warharses not larger back then? how tall exactly was Alexander/Atilla? i have never seen anything really on hights from anyone who died so long ago(pre 1200's really).
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Average height was smaller and were warharses not larger back then? how tall exactly was Alexander/Atilla? i have never seen anything really on hights from anyone who died so long ago(pre 1200's really).
I really don't know how tall Alexander was but he was supposed to be short, even by ancient standards. However, my tongue was firmly planted in cheek on this one.
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I remember reading a while back that Attila the Hun was a midget; allegedly he was so short he needed help getting on his horse. Has anybody else heard this before? Is there any truth at all to this tradition?
No, but there was a midget at his court, Zerco, which is probably in all likeliness the source of these rumours. Zerco was a favourite of Bleda, he was of North-African descendance and spoke a perculiar mix of latin, gothic en hunnic. So there is no real truth to those accusations.
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Old March 18th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #8

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this made me lol!I was watching "Ancients Behaving Badly" and the episode on Attila the Hun. I think the short thing was never mentioned, and those documentaries tend to be very evol

Short people in the military have an advantage tho. You never think that the x,y,z short general is capable of the things he does. Woahh!So I guess moar short people in the military is a good thing? Just for the surprise factor
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Short people are also less likely to be hit by an arrow, a bullet or a fragment. They also take less food to keep functioning. The age of the midget warrior has begun! Hiho Hiho!
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"Look, boss, dee plane, dee plane!"


Man, once I caught a gander at this thread's title I just had to check it out...

I look forward to some of the more "authoratative" responses to this one -- they ought to be real doozies.
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