At times she was known as Ararat, at others, Meru. When seen from Greece, she was known as Olympus, and in the time of Gilgamesh, she was known as Nimush. Her peak reached such unimaginable altitude that it could be seen from all the nations of the world, even those that were a hemisphere’s arc away. This summit was said to be the exact point where heaven and earth intersected, and as such, only the holiest among the living were allowed to climb her thousand faces.
At some point, she left this world to live among the asteroids. She saw them as her siblings, and they accepted her as their own, and taught her the freedom of weightlessness. "You are not held down by gravity," they told her. "You are gravity." She understood this in a way that only a mountain could, and transcended being a mere mountain. She saw that in space, she possessed neither a summit nor a base, and further, that she could no longer be climbed from any direction.
She was free.
Where she once stood, there now exists a plateau of naked stone, and upon its surface, a prophecy has been carved. It states that she will return at the end of the world, and at that time, she will join heaven and earth once more. This newfound union will be swift and decisive, and when it is over, only the few who are holy enough to climb her thousand faces will remain among the living.