Achugulap in the mythology of the Mongolians, was the first period of the earth's creation, in which all people were good and virtuous, and lived to be eighty thousand years old. Thousands of these saints were carried to heaven alive. But when the fall of man took place, this holiness departed, and the length of a human life did not exceed twenty thousand years. Because they had eaten the food of the gods, men lost their holy state. This food began to diminish now, and men were obliged to eat the fruits of the field. From that time all virtues began to disappear, vice reigned, and the length of life fell to one hundred years; and the length of life will continue falling as low as ten years.

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