List of rock formations that resemble human beings

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

A list of rock formations worldwide that resemble human beings.

Brazil[edit]

Canada[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Ireland[edit]

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

Israel[edit]

Mexico[edit]

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

Philippines[edit]

  • 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

Poland[edit]

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

Romania[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

The legend of its origin - a pagan deity ("Maiden") was turned into stone - is associated to another local legend, that of the Goldhorn.

Taiwan[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • The "Weeping Rock" on Mount Sipylus near Manisa has been associated with Niobe, a figure in Greek mythology, since ancient times.

United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Extraterrestrial[edit]

  • Cydonia Mensae, a rock formation on Mars said to look like a human face
  • Libya Montes, a region of Mars that contains another rock formation that also resembles a human face

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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