June 20: 451 CE – Attila the Hun is Turned Back At Last

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June 20: 451 CE – Attila the Hun is Turned Back At LastRate this post The sun rose gently over northeastern France on this morning in 451 CE, shining a light upon the furrowed brow of Europe’s most fearsome enemy, Attila the Hun. Standing over the scattered entrails of a sacrificed animal, he has just heard an ominous forecast from tribal prophets. Attila had, as always, followed Hunnic tradition to the letter: he listened intently as his seers picked through the scattered organs in search of truth from the gods the morning before a major battle – it’s just that he had rarely heard a prediction of doom. Just over […]