Gods from the peaks

[Photo: David Mark from Pixabay]
According to the Bible, Moses was given the Ten Commandments by God on Mount Sinai — [Photo: Tamerlan at Polish Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]

Navels and axes of the world

Ol Donyo Lengai volcano in northern Tanzania, revered by the Masai — [Photo: Imatges, algunes lle…, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
The ancients believed that Zeus and the other Greek gods lived on top of Mount Olympus — [Photo: Climbjm at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
Monastery near the holy mountain Ararat in Armenia — [Photo: Vahag851, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
Simonopetra Monastery on the holy Mount Athos — [Photo: Christian Manhart, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO, via Wikimedia Commons]

Circling in honour

The sacred mountain of Kailash in Tibet — [Photo: Nepalakialashtrekking, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
Kailash is a pilgrimage destination for representatives of the four great religions, who circumnavigate its summit on foot or on their knees or, like this Buddhist pilgrim, measure the route with the length of their body — [Photo: Jean-Marie Hullot, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Myths enchanted in the rock

Since last October, tourists have been banned from climbing Uluru, the sacred rock of the Australian Aborigines — [Photo: Weyf, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Accepting victims

View from the Atacama plateau of the Llullaillaco volcano, to which the Incas sacrificed children — [Photo: Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
Lava flowing Masaya volcano (635 m) in Nicaragua. The Indians worshipped it, and the Spanish called it the Gates of Hell — [Photo: Saraedum, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Homini viatori

Mount Emei in Sichuan Province is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhists — [Photo: pookieevans, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

Sacred mountains (selection)

Europe

Middle East

Asia

Africa

Australia and Oceania

North America

South America

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