The name Kappa comes from a mythical creature in Japan, which has a water-filled, bowl-shaped depression on the top of its head. If the water runs out, the kappa dies. The lake in the middle of the mountain in Super Mario World looks like the head of a kappa, and the whole mountain could be thought of a kappa lying on its underbelly.
Names in other languages
|French||Montagne Kappa||Kappa Mountain|
|Italian||Monte Kappa||Mount Kappa|
|Portuguese||Montanha Kappa||Kappa Mountain|
- Super Mario World English instruction booklet, page 19.
- The Mushroom Kingdom (Accessed on 7-3-08)
- Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)