The legends that I researched didn’t seem to be as interesting as I thought they were going to be, there was a lot of vague information that I could see. There were just a couple of stories that seemed remotely interesting.
The Warrior Well –
This story is about a woman that lives in a village where water is scarce, she is told to keep the well closed when not in use, but one day she forgets to do so. The water rises so much that it starts to flood the grass where the sheep are living. While this is happening, a warrior rides by on a horse and the woman asks for some help. The warrior shoots an arrow at the top of a mountain and the mountain splits in half, half of it lands on the well and stops the water from overflowing, the other half falls the other way. The woman is so happy that the well has stopped overflowing, and her animals will stay alive. She was very eager to ask the warrior if he would like to stay for dinner when it had occurred to her “But how will I get to the water again?!” The warrior bowed and left the woman. After the woman realized that she hadn’t offered the warrior food or greeting, she hung her head in shame.
This story is a good example of how losing your temper with someone can result in something bad. If the woman hadn’t lost her temper with the warrior and stayed calm and offered him food, then the warrior likely would have helped her get her well back to normal.
This story is common in Mongolia as people tend to lose their temper very often (not just in Mongolia) and how it can ruin something that could have been fixed.