Hungarian mythology tells the story of the Hungarians (Huns and Magyars) from their origins to the foundation of the Hun Empire and of its successor state, Hungary. This traditional account, which goes back thousands of years, has been preserved by the Hungarian people despite the centuries of persecution by a foreign christianization imposed by force and which sought to destroy all traces of the ancient Hungarian culture and religion.

The importance of Hungarian mythology therefore lies not only in its cultural value, but also in the fact that it is an ancient historical record of the Hungarian nation. Here is a brief overview of some of the main themes of the ancient Hungarian mythology (click on images below).

The Wonder Stag The Sword of God The Return of the Huns The Turul