In the mythology of the Turkic peoples, the horse, like the wolf, is
especially revered as a totem animal. Our ancient ancestors widely used horses in
their livelihood. The horse served them both as food, as a means of bringing the
distance closer, and as a work animal that helps in raising livestock. Horse's foot was
even used to treat various diseases. The horse skull was considered a protection
against evil spirits. The ancient man, who benefited so much from the horse, deified
it at the level of a cult and turned it into a symbol of faith. Naturally, this was
influenced to some extent by the attractiveness of the horse.
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