Mélûk Shin

A thirteen-year-old girl who swallowed a hailstone, which had fallen to earth and which contained the spirit of one of the fifty-five tngri. Soon after swallowing the stone she became the mother of Qolongoto Ubugun, or, as he was also called, Mindiú Qúbun Iryil Noyon Tongkói, who lived for three hundred years. In another version of this myth the hailstone fell on her head.



  • Curtin, Jeremiah. (1909). A Journey in Southern Siberia. Boston: Little, Brown, p. 105.