flowers in Giant's Causeway ( IRELAND) (3)

by Vterezia March. 03, 2012 7122 views

legend : Legend has it that the Irish warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner. One version of the legend tells that Fionn fell asleep before he got to Scotland. When he did not arrive, the much larger Benandonner crossed the bridge looking for him. To protect Fionn, his wife Oonagh laid a blanket over him so he could pretend that he was actually their baby son. In a variation, Fionn fled after seeing Benandonner's great bulk, and asked his wife to disguise him as the baby. In both versions, when Benandonner saw the size of the ‘infant’, he assumed the alleged father, Fionn, must be gigantic indeed. Therefore, Benandonner fled home in terror, ripping up the Causeway in case he was followed by Fionn.

Another variation is that Oonagh painted a rock shaped like a steak and gave it to Benandonner, whilst giving the baby (Fionn) a normal steak. When Benandonner saw that the baby was able to eat it so easily, he ran away, tearing up the causeway.

The “causeway” legend corresponds with geological history in as much as there are similar basalt formations (a part of the same ancient lava flow) at the site of Fingal's Cave on the isle of Staffa in Scotland.

Óriások útja

A legenda szerint egykor az ír óriás, Finn MacCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill) utat épített magának tengerparti, antrimi otthonától az atlanti vizeken át esküdt ellensége, a skót Finn Gall Hebridákon fekvő erődjéig. Százával szedte össze a hosszú kőcölöpöket, sorjában leverte őket a tengerfenékbe, aztán hazatért, hogy kipihenje magát, mielőtt támadásra indul Finn Gall ellen. De a ravasz skót óriás megelőzte, maga ment át szigetéről, Staffáról Írországba. MacCool feleségének azonban sikerült elhitetnie vele, hogy az alvó óriás csak a kisfia. Finn Gall megrettent, (mekkora lehet akkor az apa…?) Ezért aztán ijedtében elmenekült. Amikor kiért a tengerre, felszaggatta maga mögött az utat, hogy senki se járhasson többé rajta…

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Astrid 4 years, 11 months ago

This, I like. so wonderful.

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Pandka 5 years, 1 month ago

Fabulous!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ray 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful place! Very nice!!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful photo and fascinating legend.

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christa 5 years, 2 months ago

So lovely!!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sã©Rgio 5 years, 2 months ago

cool

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Neelesh Sen 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful Landscape

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 2 months ago

fantastic!! goes in my favs!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 5 years, 2 months ago

wow! so nice!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Masoud Ahmadpoor 5 years, 2 months ago

So gorgeous!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Stuey 5 years, 2 months ago

Quite lovely...All the versions still have the common thread of a very large baby...I would run too.

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful shot!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 2 months ago

I Love the legend :)) Thank you for sharing it and the wonderful picture

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Arie 5 years, 2 months ago

Another fine shot.
I like...

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 2 months ago

The lovely flowers among the rocks....what a beautiful contrast!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jumiella 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful place! :)

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Francesc 5 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic shot and post...Really it's a fantatic place!!!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dunja 5 years, 2 months ago

Very beautiful and charming...Thanks my friend!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 5 years, 2 months ago

So outstanding and beautiful!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rachel Mvm 5 years, 2 months ago

oh those dainty pinks soften the rocks! it's a beautiful, poetic coexistence! great info too!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 5 years, 2 months ago

nice

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 5 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful colour spots on the rocks !!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Finbarr 5 years, 2 months ago

Excellent post !!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic beauty

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 5 years, 2 months ago

This is beautiful. :)

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful Landscape covered with these pink beautiful flowers! And thank you for including this Legend of the area!
Gyönyörű táj borítja ezeket a gyönyörű rózsaszín virágok! ?s köszönöm, köztük ez a Legend of the területen!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Anna Maria 5 years, 2 months ago

gyönyörűek ! imádom ezeket a képeidet !

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 5 years, 2 months ago

wonderful.

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 2 months ago

Very nice!

5 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carrie 5 years, 2 months ago

Gorgeous!!

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