legend of the grey wolf
There is an old legend known as the Legend of the Grey Wolf that is well-known in ancient Turkish legends. It has made the grey wolf an important symbol of the ancient Turks. Interestingly, the legend centers around half-human, half-wolves!
The legend talks about a she-wolf that gives birth to ten half wolf, half humans. These half human half wolves assimilated into to the Turkic people. One of them – Ashina – going on to become the leader of the Ashina clan which ruled the ancient Turks!