Due to their long lifespan turtles are a symbol of longevity and stability in many cultures. The turtle is a feng shui water element, and the tiger, phoenix, and dragon represent the other three elements.
In Hindu mythology the world is thought to rest on the backs of four elephants who stand on the shell of a turtle.
In Japan the tortoise symbolizes longevity, good luck, and support.
Indians of North America used combs made of tortoise shell to signify the margin between life and death. According to their beliefs, the turtle has the power to bestow good health.
The turtle as an animal totem symbolizes protection, long life, stability, strength, and patience.
Shop all turtles at earthegy…