The Earth on the Back of Giant Turtle
The phrase “the earth on the back of the giant turtle” originates, in various forms, in Native American myth. This story represents one of countless explanations people throughout history have formed defining the origins of Earth and the nature of the universe. Who are we? Where do we come from? What happens when we and the people we know die? We live in a constant state of flux and there is a prevailing sense of uncertainty about what happens next. The turtle story represents outdated things that continue to exist, bound to us by their initial value, and now wound up in habit, nostalgia, or loyalty.