According to a Hindu myth, the world is upheld by the great elephant Maha Pudma, who is in turn supported by the great tortoise Chukwa.
An Englishman asked a Hindu sage what the great tortoise rests upon.
“Another turtle,” was the reply.
And what supports that turtle?
“Ah, Sahib, after that it’s turtles all the way down.”
—from The World Is Made of Stories