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Why did four elephants stand on top of a tortoise?

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Why did four elephants stand on top of a tortoise?

Tribal myths, religions, and legends have featured turtles, tortoises, and terrapins since long before the written word. In the Hindu faith, Akupara is the tortoise that carries the entire world. Atop Akupara’s carapace stands four elephants who hold Earth.

This Cool, Gross & Weird!® excerpt is from Today’s Dinosaurs: A Complete Guide to Turtles, Terrapins, and Tortoises by Stacey Venzel (July 2017/Sherpa Multimedia). Today’s Dinosaurs is available now.

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