Truth is the gift from the turtle. To know the truth is to know and understand all of the original teachings given by the Creator and to remain faithful to them. It is said that in the beginning when the Creator made man and gave him the seven sacred teachings, the Grandmother Turtle was present to ensure that the laws would never be lost or forgotten. The turtle has been able to adapt to change without changing; therefore, representing the truth. On the back of a Turtle are the 13 moons, each representing the truth of one cycle of the Earth's rotations around the sun. The 28 markings on her back represent the cycle of the moon and of a woman's body. The shell of the Turtle represents the body real events as created by the Higher Power.