Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 pm

Contrarywise.

Dwarves have the coolest melee weapons. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

Post by Giz » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:54 pm

Probably not usable on a pony though, probably why Attila used the sword of mars. (Presumably a short sword )

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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:03 am

We must rely on contemporary sources. A photography:

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And a description:
Appearance and character

There is no surviving first-hand account of Attila's appearance, but there is a possible second-hand source provided by Jordanes, who cites a description given by Priscus. [14] [15]
He was a man born into the world to shake the nations, the scourge of all lands, who in some way terrified all mankind by the dreadful rumors noised abroad concerning him. He was haughty in his walk, rolling his eyes hither and thither, so that the power of his proud spirit appeared in the movement of his body. He was indeed a lover of war, yet restrained in action, mighty in counsel, gracious to suppliants and lenient to those who were once received into his protection. Short of stature, with a broad chest and a large head; his eyes were small, his beard thin and sprinkled with grey; and he had a flat nose and tanned skin, showing evidence of his origin. [16] : 182–18
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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

Post by shemp » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:42 am

Giz wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:44 pm
It's kinda strange to me that it is midget that it's considered offensive rather than dwarf. I mean midget had always been a term for "short human" whereas dwarf is for an inhuman elf/goblin/pixie whatever. Seems like "dwarf" is the de-humanizing word.
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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

Post by gnome » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:29 am

Giz wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:44 pm
It's kinda strange to me that it is midget that it's considered offensive rather than dwarf. I mean midget had always been a term for "short human" whereas dwarf is for an inhuman elf/goblin/pixie whatever. Seems like "dwarf" is the de-humanizing word.
I think it's the etymology.

From the article I posted:
Midget, comes from the word midge "small fly" + -et, so that a midget is etymologically a "very small fly". The first reference to the word is found in 1848 in Canada with the meaning "sand fly". In Old English it was "mycg", and it goes back to an Indo-European root, *mu-, which also gave the word mosquito and, by a circuitous route, musket.

The word Dwarf is of Germanic ancestry, coming ultimately from the proto-Germanic root *dhwergwhos meaning "tiny". In Old English it was "dweorg" and meant "person of abnormally small stature"
I could see where "person of abnormally small stature" is less annoying a term than "very small fly".

I think the Germanic/Old English term possibly predates its familiarization as a mythical race--especially before Tolkien.
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Re: Was Attila the Hun a gay midget?

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