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 El’ements,Elephant (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Elephant.
 
The elephant which supports the world is called “Muha-pudma,” and the the tortoise which supports the elephant is called “Chukwa.” In some of the Eastern mythologies we are told that the world stands on the backs of eight elephants, called “Achtequed-jams.”   1
 


 El’ements,Elephant (The). 

 
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