King in The Mountain

A king in the mountain, king under the mountain or sleeping hero is a prominent motif in folklore and mythology that is found in many folktales and legends. The Aarne-Thompson classification system for folktale motifs classifies these stories as number 766, relating them to the tale of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

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... British author Susan Cooper makes use of the return of King Arthur and the awakening of sleeping heroes as plot elements in The Dark Is Rising Sequence ... Presley's death, with references to Citizen Kane also, to the "King in the Mountain" motif ... In The Books of Magic, Timothy Hunter sees the mystical King in the mountain and talks to a minstrel who is guarding his grave ...

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    Out of Plato come all things that are still written and debated among men of thought. Great havoc makes among our originalities. We have reached the mountain from which all these drift boulders were detached.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down from the cross now, and we will believe in him.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 27:42.