|Looking at the Blue Mountains|
|Panorama of Blue Mountains and 3 Sisters|
A popular attraction in the Blue Mountains is the rock formation known as the Three Sisters. Aboriginal legend (there is some controversy regarding this legend, see link) has it that three young sisters had fallen in love with three brothers from a neighboring tribe. However, tribal law forbade them to marry. Unhappy with the law, the brothers captured the sisters resulting in a tribal war. To protect the sisters from harm, a witch doctor turned the sisters into stone. The doctor intended to reverse his spell when the war was over; however, he was killed in battle. As only he could return the sisters to human form, the sisters had to remain as stone. Yet, another example of love gone awry.