Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

World Heritage Site

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Founded after Animal Miracle

WHS founded after animals performed some kind of action considered as a miracle.

The connection belongs to Religion and Belief connections.

Connected Sites

  • Butrint: Legend tells us about an ox that was meant to be sacrificed but escaped, struggled wounded ashore and died on the beach. Of course this was taken as a good sign and so Butrint was founded. It connects nicely with the namecalling too because originally the place was known as Buthrotum meaning "wounded ox".
  • Maulbronn Monastery: A few monks were accompanied by a mule. In their search for a new place to build their abbey the mule stopped and refused to walk any further because it wanted to drink of a spring it had found. The monks interpreted it as a sign of God and so their search was ended and the monastery built. They named it after this event and the place Maulbronn was born
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco: Tenochtitlan: founded where an eagle with a rattlesnake was seen
  • Yuso and Suso Monasteries: Apparently when the monks had laid the remains of the holy man San Milan on a cart, the oxes who were pulling the thing refused to do their work on a certain point and could not be made to continue. It was seen as a sign and so this point was chosen as the spot where the new monastery was to be built.


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