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Giant’s Causeway - A Real Miracle Of Nature

Sergey Dolya • 3 minutes read • March 28th, 2016

Legend says that the good giant, Fionn mac Cumhaill, lived in Ireland with his wife Oona. And across the strait from him - in Scotland - lived the evil giant Benandonner who constantly hurt the Irish.
One day Fionn mac Cumhaill shouted to Benandonner: 'If I knew how to swim I would cross the Straits in two minutes and would fight you till the end!'. One day, the Irishman decided to build a bridge across the strait.
For seven days and nights he dragged huge stone columns into the sea and built the bridge across the strait. In the end he was very tired and thought: 'Before my fight with Benandonner I should have a good rest,' and went to sleep. It was then that the Scottish giant saw the bridge and crossed over to Ireland. He began to knock on the giant's door, but Fionn mac Cumhaill was fast asleep. His wife Oona, who was frightened, came up with a trick: she swaddled Fionn like a baby and, opening the door, she said: 'Hush! My baby is sleeping!' The Scotsman looked at the 'baby' and thought: 'If Fionn mac Cumhaill's baby is this big, how big is he?'
Frightened, Benandonner ran back to Scotland and broke the entire bridge after him.
Only one part of the Giants' Bridge has survived to this day. It consists of hexagonal basalt columns and is a World Heritage Site.
Author: Sergeydolya

Translated by: Gian Luka

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