The name Oca or goose relates these hills to a symbol that is much used by medieval builders - the goose leg - and also to this mythical animal itself. Goose symbols are found time and time again along the Way in different forms. There are even those who claim that the popular Goose game with its sequence of geese and bridges and its labyrinth lay-out is a replica of the Way of St James and that the stone masons themselves might even have invented the game and made it popular.
From the book "Curiosidades del Camino de Santiago". by Juan Ramón Corpas Mauleon. Published by Edilesa