Mount Tamalpais

One of many "sleeping lady" mountains around the world.  The legend developed that there was an Indian tradition of it being a sleeping Indian princess waiting for her lover, although the local Coastal Miwoks did not in fact have such a tradition.  However, the story does still get told, and residents of the area like to think of it that way.  In any case, the mountain continues to be the beautiful symbol of Marin County, and is regarded by many as sacred.