National Geographic : 1935 Nov
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. LIKE MONSTER BEES ON A HONEYCOMB, VISITORS SWARM OVER THE GIANT'S CAUSEWAY Geologists say these six-sided blocks were formed during some long past subterranean disturbance.Hot lava rose tothe surface and oncooling took these curious shapes, but Irish tradition gives another explanation: A Scotch giant threatened Fin MacCoul, Irish warrior, with abeating, but he wouldn't come to Ireland because he was afraid to swim the channel. Fin built a stony highway across the sea, so the Scot could cross-and promptly defeated him. These slabs, remnants of that legendary road, are 15 to 20 inches in diameter. A similarformation exists on the Scotland shore.