Mount Ceahlău was considered by the Gauls, as the abode of the god Zamolxis. Ceahlau ancestor's name for roughy, or Peon, word comes from the Greek which translated would mean "pole house". Today Ceahlau is considered as the second holy mountain of Orthodox
Christianity after Mount Athos. Perhaps for these reasons his name is common in Romanian literature, most notably what pages were devoted to the writings Calistrat Hogaş Alexander Vlahuţă and Sadoveanu.