kurma in ancient Indian mythology and spiritual tradition, god came to earth several times in worldly form. these embodiments are called avatars. kurma is the sea turtle avatar. once upon a time, oh so long ago, the earth was in a state of disrepair, and a world of hurt. the forces of good and evil were battling each other in a quest for the essence of life, an elixir of immortality called amrita, which could only be churned from the milk of the ocean. try as they might, the people of the world could not discern how to harness enough power to churn the seas. kurma showed up to help. he swam to the bottom of the ocean, placed a giant mountain upon his back and began to spin in circles. this centrifugal force was the perfect churn to extract the Amrita from the ocean. thankfully, it ended up in the right hands, and the balance of earth was restored. the sea turtle saved the planet, and humanity. he will again… if we act, and do all things necessary to save the sea turtles.