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Legends and Mythology

Malaysian folklore suggests that Pulau Tioman is the body of a female Chinese dragon.

The Guanches culture used legends of gods and evil spirits to explain the volcanic activity of the Canary Islands.

Legends of the origins of the Narmada River say that it was formed from the sweat of Lord Shiva, or the tears of Lord Brahma.

Gibraltar Range Park is home to the Needles: six rocks that Aborigines believe were six sisters turned to stone.

The legend of El Dorado originated from the Muisca people of central Colombia.

The two mountains either side of Ha’il are named for the fable of two lovers, Salma and Aja, who lived in the city.

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The Narmada River, India at 2,000m - The sacred river

 

Boyacá, Colombia at ground level - The legend of El Dorado

 

Canary Islands, Spain at ground level - The Guanches

 

Ha'il, Saudi Arabia at ground level - Hail’s legendary beginnings

   
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