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The World on the Turtles Back by SailorSun546 The World on the Turtles Back by SailorSun546
Critiques and Comments are greatly appreciated. :)

My English project. I colored it just for fun. This is a Picture Map of the Native American legend, "The World on the Turtles Back." It's basically their idea of how the earth was created, and it's a wonderful little tale. :) I hope I don't get marked off for not clothing the two boys. T.T

Anyways, I doubt that most of you will go look for and read the story now, so I'll give you a summary, and maybe this picture will make more sence.

Okay, so there's this place called the Sky World, and there lives a man and his wife who is expecting a child. And there's a tree in the center of the Sky World that no being is allowed to eat from. *sounds familliar?* Don't touch the tree, don't eat from the tree, don't pee on the tree, don't look at the tree, don't think about the tree! Well guess what? The wife is having her weird craving as most pregnant women do and she demands of her husband to get the tree's roots so she can eat them. He's like "But we's not suppose to," and she's like "GIMME FOODZ!" so he goes and starts digging up the tree roots and he breaks a hole in the sky and he's like "OMG" and runs away and then the wife is like "FINE I'll get it myself" so she goes to the tree and sticks her head down the hole to see what she can see, and she sees the sea. The she falls down the hole, and birds carry her onto the back of a turtle and she offers to plant the roots she got from the tree for them to grow foodz but there's no dirt on the giant flying ball of water we call Earth, so all the little animals start swimmin' down to reach the bottom and find dirt but none of them can do it, and then the Muskrat is like "I can do it!" So he swims down down down, and doesn't come back. Then his little drenched body floats to the top and he has dirt in his cold little pawns, and then the other animals performe CPR and he's okay, and there was much rejoycing. Then the woman put the dirt on the turtles back and walked around it in the same way the sun goes around the earth (technically we orbit the sun, not the other way around but they don't know that so shh!) and the dirt grows, until there is enough to plant the roots, which she does, and stuff grows, and then she has her baby and it's a little girl. YAY FOR GIRLS! And the Mom and the Daughter walk around the dirt and then a random guy appears while her mother is doing swim arrobics, and the daughter is like "OMG he's so hot" and faints. Then the random guy takes a blunt arrow and a sharp arrow and places them across her body, and somehow that got her pregnant with twins. O_o ..... Anyway the twins are fighting all the time in their mommie's tummy. The Right Handed One wants to be born naturally while the Left Handed One... we don't know what the Hell he's thinking but when the time comes for them to be born Righty comes out normal, and Lefty crawls out his mother's ARM PIT and she dies. So Righty is like "YOU KILL OUR MAHMMEH!" and they fight all the time. They burry their mother and she grows different plants from different parts of her body, like corn from her head, and wheit from her limbs, and tobacco from her heart. (why????) And the Grand Ma likes Lefty best. And the boys learn to play with clay. Righty made the Deer, so there were many deer leaping about in the woods on the Super Turtle's back and Lefty is like "I KEEL UR DEERZ" and he makes the Mountain Lion, who eats the deer. So Righty says "Your Lions can get my Ground Squirrels!" and he makes squirrels. The Lefty says "No, but my Weasles can!" ans the squirrels get eats'd. And they go on and on and on and on and on and on and on until they make all our litte animals that love to kill and eat each other. Isn't that precious? Now Righty wants Lefty dead, so they fight some more. They play a gambling game, and by the end of the day neither had won. Then they play Lacross (OMG it's a Native American sport! COOL) and neither wins. Then they beat each other with clubs and nobody wins, but there's lots of head injuries. :( So they fight for years to come until they discover some psychoanalysis and realize that deep deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep down their personalities are switched. So at the final battle Lefty picks up a stick, and Righty picks up a deer's antler (hopefully not still attached to the deer. O.o) and he pokes his brother. Lefty explodes into millions of Diety Shrapnal and sinks into the underworls cuz it's like he's dead only different. Then Righty goes back to his Grand Ma and she's like "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!" and he gets pissed and rips off his Grand Ma's head (familly issues much?) and throws her body into the sea, and her head into the sky, where it becomes the Moon. Now Righty rules the day, and Lefty rules the night with his Grandma, and there was much rejoycing. END!

Wasn't that a lovely story children? 8D I LOVE YOU!

It's better if you just read the actual story. XD But personally, I like Lefty. :( We're both left handed. Did you know they use to think left handed people were posessed but the Devil? How rude! DX

Art (c) :iconsailorsun546:

The World on the Turtles Back (c) .... My literature book for English?
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justin25576 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
My teacher used this picture to help ex
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SailorSun546 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wha- really!? O_O I-... wow. Gosh that's so cool! 8D
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justin25576 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
We just call her ms. Van
But her real name is much longer
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SailorSun546 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a greek teacher in 2nd grade, and I was one of about two or three other kids that could pronounce her last name properly.
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justin25576 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Haha lol
I think her last name is cool
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justin25576 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Woops maybe I can type better this time
But anyway my teacher used your picture to help my class understand the story and we like compared to The Sky Tree story
And she says you know her or something and that like you were/ are a freshman when you made this blah blah blah
But it's really cool
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Aribroo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
"...grows different plants from different parts of her body, like corn from her head, and wheit from her limbs, and tobacco from her heart..."

Actually, she grows from her head the corn, beans, and squash. This is a very important part of the creation theory, as corn, beans and squash are "Our Supporters, The Three Sisters," the most grown and consumed foods of the Iroquois. From her heart the "sacred" tobacco grew, and that is the explanation for why these plants hold such importance to the Iroquois. I don't know who taught you this, but oh boy… "Wheit" (wheat) is not native to North America; it was brought over by the Europeans around 1602. Slap your teacher for me, eh?
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SailorSun546 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, oops. ^^; Sorry. I didn't have the book open when I wrote the summary, so that was all from memory.

Nooooo teacher slapping is baaaaad. :(
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yasminhindi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
OH MY GOD. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP :'D Im doing a comparison with Judeo-christian & this is really helped me because the story confused me but this is 100% HELPFUL :D awhhhh. thank you! <3
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SailorSun546 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, you're welcome. :) I remember a lot of people in my class didn't get it, and I know stories like this are sometimes difficult and nearly always tedious to read. (especially when you teacher wants you to find symbolism and metaphors DX ) I'm glad this helped you. Good luck with your paper!
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