The World Turtle (also referred to as the Cosmic Turtle, the World-bearing Turtle, or the Divine Turtle) is a mytheme of a giant turtle (or tortoise) supporting or containing the world. The mytheme, which is similar to that of the World Elephant and World Serpent, occurs in Hindu, Chinese, andNative American mythology. The “World-Tortoise” mytheme was discussed comparatively by Edward Burnett Tylor (1878:341).
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The World Turtle (also referred to as the Cosmic Turtle, the World-bearing Turtle, or the Divine Turtle) is a mytheme of a giant turtle (or tortoise) supporting or containing the world. The mytheme, which is similar to that of the World Elephant and World Serpent, occurs in HinduChinese, andNative American mythology. The “World-Tortoise” mytheme was discussed comparatively by Edward Burnett Tylor (1878:341).

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