Turkmen people (Türkmenistan) have a similar story on Alexander the great. After part where goatherd screams to the hollow takes a different route. After a year when goatherd visits the hollow (it is a well - guýy in Turkmen story), reeds have grown out of it. Then goatherd makes flute from the Reed. When he plays it, flute sound starts to tell people Alexander the Great has horns.

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thank you for the two tales, yours and your hosts’

I am left wondering if there is any overlap with the strange error in translation that left Michaelangelo to sculpt Moses with two devilish horns.

The popular theory is that the bible meant to refer to rays of light or some other figure of speech, but perhaps there are other reasons to represent a great leader as having horns?

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