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The Legend of the Giant Causeway

A myth submitted to the site by Omer

Northern Ireland, Ireland

There was once a giant giant he was called Fin Maccool and for short Fin. He lived in a giant castle fit for a king. Across the sea lived another giant, he was called Benadonna (also known as the red man).

Fin was really angry at the red man, so he decided he would pick a fight with him. But then he remembered he couldn't swim so he couldn't reach him. He had a great idea; he would build a stone bridge across the sea.

So Fin built the bridge and stomped across it. The Red Man ran towards Fin with an axe. Fin realised the Red Man was a huge giant, so he skedaddled home. His wife was waiting anxiously by the door, she advised him to drink the giant giant medicine. In a flash Fin grew huge! He told his wife to summon the dragon with a cow bell.

Fin and his pet dragon stormed out of the house determined to battle the Red Man. They fought and fought until the dragon decided to make his final move. He sneaked behind Benadonna and clenched his jaw into his back. Benadonna fell to the ground with a thump. He was dead at last!

Fin threw the Red Man's body to the sea water. The remaining blood turned into golden silk which he took back home to his beloved wife. She weaved him a victory cape which he wore with his head held high. That’s why the sea is also known as 'The Giant's Grave'.

By Omer
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