Adam's Peak


Proper Noun


  • After a Sri Lankan Muslim legend that the seeming indentation on the mountain is a footprint left by Adam, who were forced to stand on one leg for a thousand years as penance after being expelled from Eden; a modification of the older Buddhist tradition that it is a footprint of the Buddha. In the less common Syriac Christian version of the legend it is said to made by the apostle Thomas instead.

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