"In the oldest Hellenic traditions we find that the heroes'achievement of immortality was often portrayed through the symbolism of their ascending or disappearing into the mountains. Thus, we find again the mystery of the heights, since in this disappearing we must see the material symbol of spiritual transfiguration. The terms, "to disappear", and "to become invsible" , and "to be taken up into the peaks", should not be taken literally, but essentialy mean to be virtually introduced to the world beyond, in which there is no death, and removed from the visible world of physical bodies. which is that of common human expirience."
Julius Evola "Meditation On The Peaks"