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Throughout the myths of the world references are made to mountains as holy, numinous, the home of the gods, and even created by them.
Among the many examples: Mount Fuji in Japan is the home of
Ko-No-hana-saku-ya-hime, “The Princess Who Maketh the Blossoms of the Trees to Flowers;” she is also called Sangen, Asama, or O-ana-mochi (“Possessor of the Great Hole of Crater”) and is the volcano’s divine guardian. Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka is the home of Samanala Kanda, one of the counry’s four guardian deities. Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya is the home of Ruwa, the god of the Chagga people.
Also in Kenya, Mount Kenya, a 17,000-foot volcano and Africa’s second highest peak, is the residence of Ngai, the god who created humans including the first Kikuyu tribesman, Gikuyu; the Kikuyu call the peak Kere Nyaga, “Mountain of Brightness.” In Tanzania, Ol Doinyo Lengai, a 10,000-foot active volcano, is the home of Engai, “the one and only God”for the Masai, as well as a spiritual being called Khambegeu, who once created a golden age of prosperity. The Bantu call this peak Mogongo jo Mugwe, meaning “Mountain of God.” Gunung Agung (“Great Mountain”), the 10,308-foot sacred peak of Bali, is the home of Mahadewa, Great God of Gunung, and the site of numerous temples and shrines.
The Navajo say that every mountain, especially the sacred cardinal ones that bound Navajo Nation in the American Southwest, has an inner form or holy being inside it known as bii’istíín, “Those That Stand within Them.” These gods are the chieftains of the peaks, and the mountains are their hogans, or homes. Examples of bii’istíín are Talking God, Rocky Crystal Boy, and Rock Crystal Girl.