The World Beneath
A sacred figure in Native American culture, they have long shared a legend of the world’s creation upon a giant sea turtle’s back. As the rays from the heavens above shine on the world beneath, fragments of the earth are revived from the depths of the ocean and placed upon the turtle’s back to create land. To the west faces the direction of the path of souls, said to unite ones’ body with Earth in the afterlife and repeat the cycle of life, death and renewal. Personifying longevity and good health, the turtle remains one of the oldest living beings to exist in the current day.