Mount Analogue, Imants Tillers, 1985
Mount Analogue, Imants Tillers, 1985

On mountain worship

Near Llanboidy in West Wales is a mountain called Mynydd Carningli. According to legend Saint Brynach (a local saint) used to climb to the summit to find serenity, to pray and to "commune with the angels" in the 5th century.

Rene daemaul - Mount Analogue

You cannot always stay on the summits. You have to come down again...
So what's the point? Only this: what is above knows what is below, what is below does not know what is above. While climbing, take note of all the difficulties along your path. During the descent, you will no longer see them, but you will know that they are there if you have observed carefully.

There is an art to finding your way in the lower regions by the memory of what you have seen when you were higher up. When you can no longer see, you can at least still know. . .

Japan

Nihon Hyaku-meizan

North America

Mount Mazama, now known as Crater Lake after erupting and collapsing in 5680 AD.

Mount Mazama, Oregon
Mount Mazama, Oregon

The lore of some of the Klamath Tribes in the area held that Mount Shasta is inhabited by the Spirit of the Above-World, Skell, who descended from heaven to the mountain's summit at the request of a Klamath chief. Skell fought with Spirit of the Below-World, Llao, who resided at Mount Mazama by throwing hot rocks and lava, probably representing the volcanic eruptions at both mountains.

Mount Shasta, Oregon
Mount Shasta, Oregon