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The Ostrogoth settlements in Pannonia came under pressure from the Huns who were competing for territory.
While Hun/Ostrogoth collaboration at the battle of the Catalaunian fields in Gaul The Langobards, more commonly known as Lombards, were the third set of invaders, migrating from Moravia into Pannonia in the 520s, before being invited into Italy in the 550s.
The mythical origins and later history of the Goths is recorded by Jordanes in his mid-6th century Getica.
Well-connected with the contemporary ruling class in Italy, and not too distant in time at least from the later events which he records, it is reasonable to suppose that his narrative is broadly accurate, although impossible to identify the precise moment in the text when myth evolves into fact.
The raids ceased and, after his accession in , Gza Prince of Hungary sent ambassadors to the court of Emperor Otto IThe arrival of Christianity played a significant role in the development of Hungary.
Other Magyar tribes lived in the Ural steppes and in the Caucasus.The Gesta Hungarorum records that "Hunni sive Hungari" (referring to the Magyar) divided into seven armies, each having 30,000 warriors and a single commander of whom "Arpad" was the most powerful and the first to enter Pannonia An assumption evolved among later medieval historians that the Magyars descended from the Huns.This is the basis of the narrative of Simon of Kza's Gesta Hungarorum, the surviving 18th century versions of which are assumed to be based on a late 13th century manuscript which can no longer be traced.Under military threat to the east from the Pechenegs, the latter launched a major attack on the original Magyar homeland in 889, forcing the Magyars to migrate westwards and re-settle in the area later known as Bessarabia and Moldavia.The Gesta Hungarorum records that "Hunni sive Hungari", indicating the Magyars, passed through "regna Bessorum [Pechenegs], Alborum Comanorum [White Kumans] et civitatem Kyo [Kiev]" on their way to Pannonia.
The seven tribes formed a loose federation without a single supreme authority.