Dr. Ignácz Kúnos

Ignác Kúnos (originally Ignác Lusztig; 22 September 1860, in Hajdúsámson, Hungary – 12 January 1945, in Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian linguist, turkologist, folklorist, a correspondent member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. At his time he was one of the most recognized scholars of the Turkish folk literature and Turkish dialectology.

Kamer-taj, the Moon-horse

There was once a Padishah who one day found a little insect.

The Padishah called his lala and they both examined the tiny creature. What could it be? What could it feed on? Every day an animal was killed for its sustenance, and by thus living it grew and grew until it was as big as a cat.