Mythology of the Giants Causeway

Long ago,the legend that was Finn MacCool,an Irish giant, roamed around the north coast ,Irish mythology has it he would look across the narrow stretch of sea to Scotland. There, A Scottish giant, Named Benandonner, was Finn’s greatest rival. He constantly challenging his strength and reputation.

As the two giants had never met, Finn decided to invite Benandonner to Ireland, to engage in a decisive battle. But there was no boat large enough to carry giants, so Finn built a huge causeway of giant stones across the water so that the Scottish giant could travel on dry land; thus he would have no excuse to avoid the confrontation.

However, as big Ben approached, Finn realised to his horror that his opponent was a Much larger and more fearsome rival than he anticipated. He fled to his home in the nearby hills of Antrim, and like any sensible man, asked his wife for advice.

Oonagh, a practical woman, disguised Finn as a baby, complete with large nightgown and bonnet.

She placed him in a huge, hastily made cradle, telling him to keep quiet and pretend to sleep, as Benandonner’s great shadow darkened the door. Oonagh brought the Scottish giant in for tea, pleading with him not to waken Finn’s child, Looking at the massive ‘baby’ lying in the cradle, Benandonner took fright, saying that if this was the child, he had no wish to meet the father. He fled back to Scotland, ripping up the Causeway behind him, terrified that the awful Finn might follow him home.