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Not an ox but a yak. Close enough, right?

This is another Mongolian folktale but this one is a bit different. It’s a riddle tale asking the ancient questions of – who is the biggest? As you will see there is no easy answer, but read for yourselves.

The Riddle of the Ox

A long, long time ago there was an enormous ox. In his head, in his kidneys and in his rear end lived three rich men. The rich man living in the ox’s head had a winter and a spring place. The man living in the kidneys had a winter and a spring place and a summer place, too. The rich man in the head said to the one in the middle: “For days this ox hasn’t eaten any grass.” (more…)


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