“Three Sisters” seems to be a pretty common name for mountain ranges in various parts of the world, particularly in English-speaking countries. Of course, has to be a collection of ‘3’ Mountains (sisters) but another reason attributed to this is mythology and folklore associated with the name.
In some cultures, “Three Sisters” refers to a trio of goddesses or supernatural beings, often associated with nature and fertility. This mythology is particularly common in Native American cultures, among others. Some believe that the Three Sisters may represent different aspects of nature, such as earth, air, and water, or the three stages of a woman’s life.
Almost in all cases, mountain ranges that are named Three Sisters are believed to have some spiritual background or mystical significance. In case of Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, are believed to be the guardians of the land and the protectors of the people who live there. The Three Sisters in the Cascade Range of Oregon, USA, are said to be the daughters of the Great Spirit and are revered as sacred beings by the natives.
Given the widespread influence of mythology and folklore in various cultures, it is not surprising that the name Three Sisters has been applied to many different mountain ranges around the world.
Here are some ‘other’ famous three sisters mountain ranges in the world :
New South Wales, Australia : The Three Sisters are a group of volcanic peaks located in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.
Three Sisters, New South Wales, Australia. Pic credit F Delventhal
Canmore, Alberta, Canada : The Three Sisters are also a set of peaks located in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, Canada, in the Canmore area. The Canadian Three sisters are also a part of the touristy area of Alberta with proximity to Banff Alberta.
Three Sisters, Canmore, Alberta Pic credit Eric Lamoureux
Scottish Highlands : There are also the Three Sisters Mountains in the Scottish Highlands, which are located near the town of Glencoe.
Three Sisters Scotland, Pic Credit Brian Jobson
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