The mother earth of the Buryats. She asked Esege Malan to give her the sun and the moon, and he gave them gladly, but he soon found out that it was impossible to get them for her. In return, he asked her for the hot dancing air of summer and echo. She gave them, but when she found out that it was impossible to get them, Esege said:
Let the sun and the moon remain where they are and the hot dancing air of summer and echo stay here!
And so it is that though the sun and the moon belong to the earth, they are in the sky, and the hot dancing air and the echo, though they belong to Esege Malan, remain with Mother Earth.
- Curtin, Jeremiah. (1909). A Journey in Southern Siberia. Boston: Little, Brown, pp. 39, 124-126.