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List of rock formations that resemble human beings

The Old Man of Hoy in 1817, when it had two legs.

A list of rock formations worldwide that resemble human beings.

Contents

AustraliaEdit

  • Mount Tibrogargan, a mountain in the Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland that formerly resembled a man or an ape when viewed from a certain direction

BrazilEdit

BulgariaEdit

CanadaEdit

GermanyEdit

 
Der große Kurfürst, Germany, Olsberg 2014

GuineaEdit

Hong KongEdit

IrelandEdit

  • Inishtooskert, County Kerry, locally known as An Fear Marbh (the dead man), is an island which resembles a man lying on his back.

IsraelEdit

MalaysiaEdit

MexicoEdit

  • Iztaccihuatl, a mountain whose shape resembles the silhouette of a reclining (sleeping) woman

PhilippinesEdit

  • Mount Makiling. Legends surround the mountain, many of which relate to Maria Makiling, said to be the 'guardian fairy' of the mountain. The contour of the mountain is said to be that of her in a reclining position

PolandEdit

  • Giewont, a mountain whose shape resembles a lying human, associated with a legend of the sleeping knight

RomaniaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

  • The Hoburg man in Hoburgen, Sweden, resembling an old man.

TaiwanEdit

TurkeyEdit

  • The "Weeping Rock" on Mount Sipylus near Manisa has been associated with Niobe, a figure in Greek mythology, since ancient times.
  • The Atatürk Rocks (Atatürk Kayaları) near Ayvalık are said to resemble Atatürk's face in profile.

United KingdomEdit

 
The Sleeping Warrior — the profile of Arran,[2] here seen from Bute

United StatesEdit

VenezuelaEdit

ExtraterrestrialEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ajdovska deklica
  2. ^ a b Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland, HarperCollins, 2000, p. 44, ISBN 9780007103539
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Four years after Old Man's fall, another N.H. rocky profile gets attention