In Northern Ireland in the city of Ulster there lived a giant named Finn McCCool. He decided to build a pathway all the way across the Irish Sea to Scotland to challenge the Scottish giant Benandonner for all his gold.
He soon realised as he got closer just how big Benandonnar really was and that there was no way he would ever win a fight. Luckily Finn was a very fast runner so he turned around and ran as fast as he could back to his castle in Ulster when he thought Benandonner was no longer going to come he went to bed. BUT Benandonner had arrived at the castle and he watched Finn go to bed. He silently broke the window and crept into the castle and up the stairs to Finn’s bedroom.
Just as he was about to assassinate Finn a lion pounced out of nowhere and with a single swipe of his paw cut off Benadonners head. Finn leapt out of bed and before anyone in Scotland realised what had happened to Benadonner and tried to take revenge, he rushed across the causeway and grabbed all Benandonners gold before beating a hasty retreat.
When he was back on Irish soil he pounded his fists on the earth causing a massive earthquake which caused the causeway to fall into the sea. To celebrate his victory he made a golden statue of the lion that saved his life which he placed at the entrance to the causeway. One day the statue disappeared and has never been seen since.