An aurochs is a type of large wild cattle that once dwelled in the majority of Westeros. However, because of hunting and domestication they have dwindled in the wild and are not often seen. One place reportedly still inhabited by wild aurochs is near the juncture of the kingsroad and the Green Fork of the Trident in the riverlands. They still dwell beyond the Wall, where the Free Folk employ them to drag sledges.
Aurochs are frequently used as a symbol of size, strength, stubbornness, and stupidity. They have shaggy hair.
An aurochs is said to have been used as a mount by the mythical Clarence Crabb, as horses could not bear his weight.
After Daeron the Daring helped turn the tide of the Battle of the Honeywine in favor of the greens, Lord Ormund Hightower is recorded to have feasted the prince on aurochs and strongwine.
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