The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills.
Imagine being the explorer to discover this bizarre landscape of basalt columns. They’re not only geometrically perfect, but they connect with each other into an alien grid. You’d probably assume supernatural origins, and you couldn’t be blamed for doing so. The Irish allege that their fabled Fionn mac Cumhail—a heroic giant from Gaelic folklore—built the causeway with his bare hands.