Mount Susitna, which also known to most Anchorage residents as Sleeping Lady, is truly one of nature’s healing gifts. This magnificent beauty looks like a sleeping maiden with her arms folded across her chest. The following Sleeping Lady Legend information comes from an article seen on the Borealis broadband website:
A millennia ago Alaska was inhabited by a race of giants. There was a beautiful young maiden and a handsome young man whose devotion to each other was admired by all the villagers. Wedding preparations were underway when word reached the village of a warring tribe approaching from the north. After a village council, it was decided that the young man would bring gifts to the invaders to show the peaceful and friendly intentions of the villagers.
Keeping herself busy while waiting for the young man’s return, the maiden eventually grew tired and laid down to rest. Soon after, word reached the village that the invaders rejected the offer of peace and a battle ensued in which the young man was killed. The villagers, gazing at the sleeping maiden, did not have the heart to wake her. So there she rests today, still waiting for news of peace for all and the return of her love….