The PahmBahgEdit

The PahmBahg (whose name means “cotton ball,” translated from the Armenian, բամբակ), which is the softest among all the care-keeping beasts, is primarily active among the Armenian race.  Saint Vartan, when he lead his campaign in 150 A.D. to reclaim Mount Ararat from the Judeans, invoked the eternally preexistent PahmBahg down from the Third Heaven and asked it to make its permanent residence among the Armenians, to comfort and encourage them during times of trouble, and to usher in peace. The PahmBahg, which is a size-shifter, fluffs up to an immense size or diminishes to a miniscule size, depending on circumstance. The Armenian Historian and Baron, Oshagan, wrote in his Annals of Armenian Territory Reclamation that

“when Vartan marched down the Mount of Ararat having conquered the Judeans, the PahmBahg, with its head of a lion and body of a rabbit, perched on the peak of the mountain, having taken the size of an elephant. All the people of Armenia saw the PahmBahg, and beheld the glory of its sliver fur and ruby eyes. They were filled with joy for they were reminded that just as a lion and a rabbit coexists in this eternal being, so one day will lions lay down with lambs (as prophesized by Baron Chamich in 300 B.C.), and all the nations will be at peace.”

More frequently in history, the PahmBahg takes on a more interpersonal role of comfort, as recorded by the historian Alishan in twenty-three instances. The PahmBahg, as it keeps watch over its people, enters the houses of children who cry when parents bicker, and, transforming into the size of a puppy, hops five times in a circle around the child, and then allows the child to touch its fur, which comforts the child. What tears remain after the initial touch, is soaked by the mane of the Pahmbahg and dissolves into its bloodstream, where it holds the tears of its hurting children.