Hindu - A primaeval tortoise. In the earlier, Aryan, myths, Prajapati created the tortoise by squeezing the cosmic egg and its shell became the earth and sky. Called Kurma.
Hindu - The second incarnation of Vishnu, as a tortoise or turtle. In this incarnation he saved the lost divine drink, amrita. He stood on the bottom of the ocean bearing on his back the mountain, Mount Mandara, that was churned to produce amrita and the other precious objects. In some accounts, known as Kurma.

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