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RELIGION & MYTHOLOGY

  

 

 

  crane on tortoise

 

Vietnam

In Vietnamese culture, a statue of a crane standing on a tortoise represents enduring power and longevity.

 

For that reason, these are often found in pairs at shrines of important historical rulers, such as here in Hue, Central Vietnam, at a shrine devoted to the Emperor Khai Dinh.

 

  crane on tortoise