Pilatus (also often referred to Mount Pilatus) is a mountain massif overlooking Lucerne. It is composed of several peaks, of which the highest (2,128 m (6,982 ft)) is named Tomlishorn.
Legend has it that this 2132m peak was named after Pontius Pilate, whose corpse was thrown into a lake on its summit and whose restless ghost has haunted its heights ever since. But it’s more likely that the name comes from the Latin word pileatus, meaning cloud covered – as the mountain frequently is.
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