GlacierDogMapMe: Where and What Is “Giant’s Causeway”?
* The Giant’s Causeway is an area of thousands of volcanic basalt columns on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The columns are mostly hexagonal-shaped, though some have up to eight sides. The columns can reach heights of nearly 40 feet.
* How did it form? Volcanic action. “… highly fluid molten rock was forced up through fissures in the chalk bed to form an extensive lava plateau. … The rapidly cooling lava contracted and variations in the cooling rate resulted in the world famous columnar structure.” http://www.giantscausewayofficialguide.com
* The lore: The Causeway was built by legendary giant Fionn mac Cumhaill, Anglicized as Finn McCool, due to an ongoing rivalry between him and another giant in Scotland, Benadonner, or Benandonner. Finn built the Causeway between the two countries so they could have a trial of strength.
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