Minimalist white glyph on black background representing the symbol of Tortoise


In various cultures, the tortoise symbolizes longevity, protection, and stability. Its ability to withdraw into its shell represents self-reliance, withdrawal, and the need to retreat inward for introspection. In Hindu mythology, the tortoise is thought to uphold the world, reflecting themes of support and the foundation of existence.

Themes: “longevity”, “protection”, “introspection”, “support”, “foundation”

More in: “Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit” by Wendy Doniger.

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