The Sleeping Woman is a name or nickname for certain mountain formations located in different places in the world that are said to look like a reclining or deceased woman in the local tradition.
Ranges by the name of "The Sleeping Lady" edit
- Western United States (in all three cases, the nickname is associated with an apocryphal Native American legend of "The Sleeping Lady"):
- Algeria: Mount Chenoua, according to local tradition the mountain range looks like a reclining pregnant woman.
- Cambodia: Phnom Kong Rei.
- Chile, in the Andes, Valle del Maipo Chile.
- Leonidio, in Arcadia, Peloponnese Greece.
- Martinique: Morne Larcher (Larcher Hill) called " la femme couchée" (the sleeping woman) is located in Diamant, Martinique.
- Mexico: Iztaccíhuatl
- Norway: Den Sovende Dronning (The Sleeping Queen), also known as Skjomtind, a mountain range near Narvik, Norway.
- Pakistan: Kohat valley mountain. A Mountain called 'Sleeping Beauty' is also located in Quetta, Pakistan.
- Panama, La India Dormida (The Sleeping Indian Woman) in El Valle de Anton.
- Peru, La Bella Durmiente (The Sleeping Beauty) in Tingo María
- Philippines: Sleeping Beauty, mountain in Kalinga province, northern Philippines.
- Taiwan: Mount Guanyin, in New Taipei City Taiwan.
Similarly named mountains edit
- La Noyée (drowned lady). A mountain range seen from Notre-Dame-des-Monts, Quebec. Local legend says the mountains are the silhouette of a Native American woman who drowned while swimming across Lac Nairne to meet her lover.
- La Mujer Muerta (the dead woman). A mountain range located in the Sistema Central, Spain. Highest point La Pinareja, 2197 m.
- Turó de la Dona Morta (Dead Woman hill), a mountain near Maçanet de la Selva, Catalonia, Spain
- Jebel Musa (Morocco) the mountain is also known as The Dead Woman (Spanish: la Mujer Muerta), because from the direction of Ceuta, around the town of Benzú, it resembles a woman on her back.
- The Virgin Gorda; Spanish for the fat virgin, as the island looks like an overweight woman lying on her side.
Ranges by the name of The Sleeping or the Dead Lady edit
See also edit
Further reading edit
- Dixon, Ann. (1994). The Sleeping Lady. Anchorage, AK : Alaska Northwest Books. ISBN 0-88240-444-X (hardbound) ISBN 0-88240-495-4 (paperback)
- Robertson, David (1991). "Mt. Tamalpais: The Legendary Birth of a Holy Mountain". California History. 70 (2): 146–161.
- Skolnick, Sharon. (1989). Dreams of Tamalpais. San Francisco: Last Gasp. ISBN 0-86719-357-3
- The Legend of Timpanogos Archived 2018-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Algérie, les guides bleus, Hachette, Paris, 1974, p. 197
- Kong Rei Mountain
- Western Mountain Forest Reserve. Archived 2015-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Danxia Range - Sleeping Maiden Archived 2015-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Clammer, Paul (2009). Morocco p.192. Lonely Planet. p. 536. ISBN 9781741049718.