The Thracians (Latin: Thraci; English: Θρᾷκες) are a group of Indo-European tribes that inhabited the eastern, central and southern parts of the Balkans in antiquity, as well as some parts of Eastern Europe and Anatolia. Their center was the area of today's Bulgaria.
The most famous Thracian tribes are Odrizi, Tribali, Dačani, Mezi, Besi, Geti and Sardi. The cuts were made in the 5th century BC. n. e. founded the first Thracian state on the territory of Thrace, and the Dacians in the 1st century BC. n. e. created a powerful state on the territory of today's Romania. That country later became the Roman province of Dacia.
In the countries below the Carpathians, where his homeland was, the Thracian people lived a cattle-breeding life. As evidenced by the dissection of Thracian personal names, the horse played an equally important role in people's lives as with the Greeks and Aryans. When they came to the Balkan Peninsula as conquerors, they found related Frisian-Moesian tribes in language and blood; but soon the name began to be used collectively from the Bosphorus to the Struma. Since they could not compete with other maritime peoples, they kept to the mainland, although their name was transferred to some islands in the Aegean Sea, Samos and Samothrace, and to the northern part of the sea (Greek: Ορηίκος ποντος, Θρᾳκια θάλασσα).
The Thracians remained in the new homeland, as they came, shepherds and warriors, while their relatives, the Frisian-Moesian tribes, came into contact with the enlightened peoples of the south (the Hellenes and the Phoenicians), and, falling under their influence, stood higher cultural degree, had in their hands agriculture, mining, crafts and trade. The opposition between these two tribal groups is reflected in the mythological creations, each separately: the Frisian-Moesian tribes from the Aegean coast, according to their myths and their orgiastic cult of nature and natural life, are in close contact with Asian relatives, and through them with cultural east; Thracian myths are more like, more similar to the myths of the northern, especially Germanic peoples. The fact that Homer described the Thracians as Achaeans in terms of war equipment and material culture was unusual to many, so they thought that they had made that progress under Phoenician influence at a time when the Phoenicians were the main bearers of culture on the shores of the Mediterranean. When the Phoenicians had to give their place to the Hellenes, the Thracians