Olga Budzhalova, about cats and dogs
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Olga Budzhalova, about cats and dogs [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44518
Olga relays a legend. When god was dividing bread, humans got nothing. The dog howled, complaining that it did not get bread either. After getting a piece, the dog gave it to humans. Hence, monks teach people to be generous to dogs. Cats are regarded by the Kalmyks as ‘Buddha’s dogs’ i.e. sacred animals.
Cat, dog, legend
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44518