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The Paps WestMountainAn Dá Chích Anann - An Chíoch Thiar A name in Irish (Ir. An Dá Chích [OSI], 'the two breasts')KerryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock
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The Dictionary of Celtic Mythology gives the full name as Dá Chích Anann, 'the two breasts of Anu'. This goddess, also called Danu, was reputedly responsible for the fertility of the whole province of Munster. The summit cairns on both peaks, believed to be prehistoric, resemble nipples on the breasts. Strangely enough, the two peaks have the rounded aspect of a comely maiden's figure when viewed from the north-west (Killarney) or south-east (Ballyvourney), but have a triangular profile more reminiscent of a war goddess breastplate when seen from the north-east (Rathmore) or south-west (Kenmare).
The Paps West is the second highest mountain in the Paps/Derrynasaggart area and the 128th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/125/?PHPSESSID=am0631noekvja7lo8djuiq1gp2