People lived in the island for centuries, named different areas after
some memories and imaginations:
Rhythm and music of water running through the rocks at ebb tides time,
the sound of waves hitting the seaside, various types of sea grass,
birds hunting shelves in the shallow water, colorful sand, a palm
dedicated to a mosque, and even a bowl of milk.
Hundred areas' names, along 40 kilometers of coastline around, have
been registered by one of Kish islanders' attempt.
Some of the interesting parts called according to special phenomena
are as follow:
After harvesting period in hot seasons in Kish Island, the natives
used to free the cattle including donkeys, grazing on the island.
Donkeys could be seen all around the area. They were taking some rest
napping in the shade of rocks located 3 meters higher than sea level.
It is said that donkeys gathered in the humid area to get rid of the
insects' teasing. So the islanders needed donkeys to work for them,
went to the area to get some of them.
Covered by soft sand, the area attracted predators to stay there and
set their workshops. The King's palace was constructed there in 1970s.
With its 4 meters height, the rock containing white, black and red
spots can be seen. It reminds you of a bald man's head. Natives call
such manner "Agra'".
The yard of long night (Long Hosh Shiv)
Surrounded by rocks, the sandy coasts looked like a yard called HOSH.
It is said that a sailor or a predator, sailing around the area, spent
a night there and had a toothache. The toothache was so painful that
he started saying something in broken Persian, "Night is long."The
night was too long and it was too hard to tolerate the pain.
Hearing the man's words, the islanders called the area "The yard of
log night" after him.
Noise from the Earth's core
As natives declared, villagers sometimes heard the noise of an
explosion or a gunshot in Harrireh area when the island was quiet and
not crowded as it is nowadays.
It was believed that the noise was the sign of raining or a disaster
in the island. Hearing the noise, people said, "Harrireh has shot the
gun." Some believed that it was caused by the water running into
underground tunnels in Harrireh and running out of the wells in the