Shen Shun Zu (the Giant Turtle from WoW: Mists of Pandaria) is based on the Chinese and some Asian cultures' belief in the world being on the back (or carapace) of a turtle. Of course, the Indians had elephants holding up the world, and the Titan Atlas in Greek Mythology.
Holy, exquisitely fantastic! This Space Turtle Asura is stunning and The Scenery looks incredible! The expression, waterfalls,water, sun,moon. sky, clouds, designs, atmosphere, textures, body, atmosphere, hues, haze, movement,composition, concept, uniqueness, colors, lighting, style, and other details are also wonderful! Magnificent work!
I've always been a bit thrown off by the concept of water flowing "down" and off the turtle's back. That's not how gravity works. The water should flow into the turtle. I understand that there are some places where thinking like that will get you thrown off a cliff to find out, though.