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.

Australia[edit]

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

Brazil[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Canada[edit]

Germany[edit]

Der große Kurfürst, Germany, Olsberg 2014

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]

Malaysia[edit]

Mexico[edit]

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

Micronesia[edit]

  • Kosrae, a high volcanic island whose distinct shape resembles a female body. This has led to the island being called "the island of the sleeping lady"

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]

Spain[edit]

Peña de los Enamorados Antequera, Spain 2012

Sweden[edit]

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

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.
  • The Atatürk Rocks (Atatürk Kayaları) near Ayvalık are said to resemble Atatürk's face in profile.

United Kingdom[edit]

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

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Extraterrestrial[edit]

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