Water was scarce on the steppes. The
people knew it was important to conserve water. You can see this in
Mongol dance, myths, and stories.
One popular dance was performed with cups.
While dancing, people balanced cups full of water on their
head. The trick was to dance as lively as possible without spilling a
The Mongols invented an interesting instrument called the
Horse-head fiddle to accompany their dances and stories. The
horse-head fiddle has become a Mongolian national instrument.
of Mongolia posted by Miles Light
Horse Head Fiddle
Legend of the Mongolian Andai Dance
and Dances of Inner Mongolia
Myths and Stories
Mongols for Kids Index