NAR-01 Hunting Nart Soslan, Tempering of Soslan
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HOW SHOSHLAN WAS BORN, AND HOW THEY TEMPERED HIM
[…]Then they took the whole hundred wine-skins full of she-wolfʼs milk and filled the trough with them. Kurdalagon pulled Shoshlan out of the burning embers, and threw him into the trough of milk. Everything began to sizzle, and the milk turned into a white cloud of steam. Thus was young Shoshlan tempered by the heavenly blacksmith.
But Sirdon had done his dirty work too. The trough in the tree-trunk was just four fingersʼ breadth too short, and did not allow him to stretch out straight at full length, so he had to bend his knees a little, and the she-wolfʼs milk did not cover them. The rest of his body was as hard as steel, but his untempered knees stayed soft and he limped just a little when he began to walk.[…]
(Tales of the Narts: Ancient Myths and Legends of the Ossetians, Edited by
John Colarusso, Tamirlan Salbiev, Princeton University Press, 2016)