- Dec 2009
I think there is very little of Jordanes that we can take seriously, however this is a curious point. If it was so well known that the Huns were very far away, why create a story that connects their origins to the Goths? If everyone knew that the Huns were invaders from distant Asiatic lands, then one has to question why Jordanes gave them more local origins.Interesting point. However, Jordanes is also known for having invented the confusion between Getae and Goths, which led to the fantasy denomination of Dacia for Danemark, in the 12-14-th centuries ... It would be interesting to study in detail the Graf Etzel recordings in the various Niebelungenlied - versions. Can it be possible to guess if the early Germans retained Etzel as scary or rather similar to them?