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The Chatti (also Catti) were an olden Teutonish kindred settled in middle and northern Hesse and southern Lower Saxony, along the upper reaches the bourne Weser and in the dales and bergs of the Eder, Fulda and Werra river landships, a riding roughly akin to Hesse-Cassel, though most likely somewhat more bigger. By Tacitus (Yores iv. under 70), among them were the Batavish, until an inner fight drove them out, to take up new lands at the mouth of the Rhine.

The Chatti winningly stood against inwroughting into the Roman Rike, linking themselves to the Cheruscish war leader Arminius' binding of kindreds that wiped out Varus' legions the year 9 in Fight of Teutoburg Wold. Germanicus later, in 15, raided their lands in backfare, but Rome in time answered to Chatti's war-waging standing back of their selfhood by building the limes border strongholds along the southern border of their lands in middle Hesse throughout the early years of the first hundredyear. The leftovers of a very big stronghold have been found on a hill near the thorpe of Metze (Latin: Mattium) in the heart lands of the Chatti south of Kassel.

By Tacitus in his book Germania (deal 30), they were well taught warriors nameknown for their footmen, who (otherwise for Teutonish kindreds) wielded ditching tools and bore food and the like when at war. Their neighbours to the north were the Usipi and the Tencteri.

The Chatti in time became akinned to the much bigger neighbouring Franks and were inwrought in the kingdom of Clovis I, most likely with the Ripuarish Franks, at the beginning of the sixth hundredyear. They are said of in the Old English tale Beowulf as Hetwaras.

In 723, the Anglo-Saxon beliefturner Winfrid - later called Holy Boniface, Churchfather of the Germans - while preaching among the Chatti, felled their holy tree, Thor's Oak , near Fritzlar, to better the turning of the Chatti and other northern Teutonish kindreds to Christianhood.

"Chatti" in time became "Hesse" through a set of loudshifts.


The Chasuarii were a Teutonish kindred told of by Tacitus in Germania. By him, they dwelt "beyond the Chamavi and the Angrivarii", who dwelt along the lower bit of the river Rhine. Therefore, many believe the kindred to have lived in the landship now called Hannover. Some take the name "Chasuarii" to mean "Dwellers on the [river] Hase", a byflow to the river Ems. A second hundredyear landlorewriter Claudius Ptolemy says that the "Kasouarioi" lived to the east of the Abnoba bergs, near Hesse. Many yorewriters believe that the Chasuarii were the same as the folk called the Hatweres told of by sundry writers.