Giants Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland. Middle Causeway
This part of the formation is also referred to as the Honeycomb. In the story of Giant’s Causeway , Finn MacCool is described as a giant who is challenged to a fight from another giant, the Scottish Benandonner. The story then unfolds in the spirit often sported in ancient European myths – full of wit, noble deeds, and glory. Finn accepts the challenge, and is resolved to outwit his opponent. In order to be able to meet his giant Scottish foe, Finn builds a huge causeway across the North Channel. But once he sees how Benandonner is enormous and much larger than he, Finn resorts to cunning. He disguises himself as a baby, and pretends to be nursed in a cradle by his own wife, Oonagh.
Benandonner sees this, and deduces that if Finn’s child is so enormous, Finn himself must be incredibly large – a giant of giants. Frightened by this prospect, the Scottish giant Benandonner flees in panic across the bridge, destroying it behind him so Finn could not follow. And thus, what remains of that bridge is the Giant’s Causeway we see today.