The Irish myth of the Giant's Causeway - Iseult Gillespie
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The question remains as to whether the Causeway is a product of an intense rivalry between giants, or the result of an aggressive lava flow. For the scientific explanation, click here. You can find out more about basalt formations and the wonders of this igneous rock here. See a close-up of the Causeway in this video.
Today the Causeway is a Unesco World Heritage Site and part of the National Trust, as well as an exciting object of study for geologists. Among some 40,000 slabs of rock at the Giant’s Causeway, strange marks of a giant’s hand appear. The Giant’s Boot looks like a stone shoe about to send a nearby boulder flying, while the Giant’s Gate resembles the entrance to a towering fortress with its tall, tightly packed columns. And, across the sea, the remnants of a great mythological rivalry remain at Fingal’s Cave.
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