the turtle is sacred, its shell has 28 cycles on it...just like the solar and lunar powers.esoteric agendas :Dhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosmd/13moons.jpg
this is one of my favorite parts of the movie. we used to have turtles. had we saw this movie, back then, i think we would now have bedazzles turtles!
I'd like to point out that while this movie is awesome and everything, this is TERRIBLE for a turtle's well-being. They need their shells unobstructed so they can thermo-regulate their body temperature. This kind of thing promotes shell rot and overheating.