r/NatureIsFuckingLit Dec 07 '22

🔥 Melkhii Khad aka Turtle Rock at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia

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u/TheTimeToStandIsNow Dec 07 '22

Wonder why it’s nicknamed that

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u/_beajez Dec 08 '22

Mongol mythology is around the great golden turtle who raised mongolia from the seas. There use to be four turtle stones which i guess were like compass points that surrounded the ancient capital of mongolia, kharakorom, which i was told meant Big Camp.those stones were meant to anchor the land. I think most of them have been lost.

I visited Mongolia back in 2007 so this is all from memory and may be mixed up. Mongols were orginally sharmin.

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u/nobody-yesbuddy Dec 07 '22

Damn you! That’s what I was going to say. :)

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u/DistortoiseLP Dec 08 '22

There is definitely a Zelda dungeon under that.

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u/walrussss987 Dec 08 '22

Surprised I had to scroll this far down to see ALTTP reference!

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u/ilikemyspaghetticold Dec 08 '22

That is a big turtle.

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u/1rustyelephant Dec 08 '22

Dude knows Atreyu for sure

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u/tendyrancher Dec 08 '22

Terrapin station!

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u/nebzilla79 Dec 08 '22

All the way down.

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u/sentient_luggage Dec 08 '22

But not all the way up. If you go up it's four elephants and then a flat disc with people on it.

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u/FREE_radicL Dec 08 '22

Damn, I didn't recognize Mitch.

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u/derndy Dec 08 '22

Adamantoise?

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u/tyrmidden Dec 08 '22

See the turtle, ain't he keen?

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u/Callabrantus Dec 08 '22

I fought this thing in Final Fantasy XV

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u/Devil-sAdvocate Dec 07 '22

I bet Genghis Khan is buried under it.

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u/usetehfurce Dec 08 '22

What's up with that little blonde kid in the green shirt running around with a sword?

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u/Flufflekins Dec 08 '22

100% chance this is a Talus.