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Statue of Előd on the Heroes' Square of Budapest

Előd was – according to chronicler Anonymus – one of the seven chieftains of the Magyars (Hungarians), who led the Hungarians to the Carpathian Basin in 895. Előd was the chieftain of the Hungarian tribe of the Nyék. The Nyék tribe occupied the region around Lake Balaton, mainly the areas what are known today Zala and Somogy counties.[1]

According to Simon of Kéza's Gesta Hunnorum et Hungarorum, however, Előd was the father of Álmos and not his co-leader during the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin.


  1. ^ Béla Kálmán, The world of names: a study in Hungarian onomatology, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1978, p. 134