Clovis was king of the Sicambrians, one of the tribes of the Salian Franks.
For five years the young Salian chieftain lived in peace with his neighbours.
Clovis was fifteen or sixteen years old when he became king of the Salian Franks of Tournai.
Among the Romans, too, there were sacred dances: the Salian and Lupercalian being named as of that kind.
But this invasion of the so-called Salian Franks, never retreats again.
The Ripuarians really lost nothing by accepting the Salian king.
At this time Tournai became the capital of the Salian Franks.
One Childeric, whose career opens in saga and ends in history, was king or hereditary leader of a part of the Salian Franks.
This, however, still leaves open the question as to what is the origin of Salian.
Born in 466, he succeeded his father, Childeric, as one of the kings of the Salian Franks in 481.