Friday, July 31, 2009
The Giant's Causeway is a popular tourist destination in Northern Ireland - the curious come in spite of the weather to climb the basalt columns and hear the story of Finn McCool. McCool was an Ulster giant who liked to throw insults across the sea to a Scottish giant called Benandonner - "I'll beat you up with one arm and one leg tied behind my back!" He even built the causeway so Benandonner could walk to Ulster to fight him. When Finn saw Benandonner coming he quickly erected a giant sized crib. He lay down inside the crib, and his wife covered him with a blanket. When Benandonner arrived for the fight and saw the size of the McCool 'infant' he said: "What size is the father, if this is the size of the child?"
Panicking he ran back to Scotland, tearing up the causeway as he went.