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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:30 PM

11. Those aren't aurochs

Aurochs weren't white - the bulls were dark with a light stripe down the back and the cows were reddish-brown. If all these animals are white, then they may have been enclosed as a king's property for religious reasons. In a lot of cultures a white animal has a special significance - in some for sacrifices and in some just for luck. For example, in some Amerindian cultures a white bull is a huge deal.

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