Ancient Chinese Mythology often portrays various astronomical and natural phenomenon with Creatures of ''epic'' proportions. One such is The Dragon Turtle. A massive Beast, hundreds of feet in length, it has the head of a Dragon. The Dragon Turtle is a water dwelling Creature. It was most associated with harmony and balance in Nature. Later in History, The Dragon Turtle was given a more menacing persona, and was said to protect the waters around China from Enemies. Chinese Mapmakers, much like their counterparts in Europe adopted The Dragon Turtle as a ''warning image'' for ''unknown locations'' in the ''known World''.