Almost all known religions placed their deities on top of mountains. Olympus, Kailas, Fujijama are only some of the mythical peaks that the supreme gods used to inhabit.

Mountains are symbols of stability, immutability, and of purity. It is home to the gods, and the way to enter a relationship with them. Mountain symbolism is numerous. It seems to touch the sky. That is why so many cosmologies have made a link between it and the world. - Seen from above, the mountain looks like the tip of a vertical circle, it is the center of the world. Seen from the horizon, it's an axis (of the world), but also a slope to be scaled. Many cultures and traditions have designated mountains as sacred places were religious practices and pilgrimages took place.

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