The Irish myth of the Giant's Causeway - Iseult Gillespie

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    On the coast of Northern Ireland, a vast plateau of basalt slabs and columns called the Giant’s Causeway stretches into the ocean. The scientific explanation for this is that it’s the result of molten lava contracting and fracturing as it cooled in the wake of a volcanic eruption. But an ancient Irish myth has a different accounting. Iseult Gillespie recounts the Giant's Causeway myth.
    Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, animation by Dylan Glynn.
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  • TED-Ed
    TED-Ed  6 месяцев назад +118

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    • Bert0ld0
      Bert0ld0 5 месяцев назад

      The same rock formation can be found in the South of Iceland! I think there should have been 3 Giants in the legend for an amazing apocalyptic fight

    • Jordan Dubie
      Jordan Dubie 5 месяцев назад

      Is there any way one could request subject matter? I am dying for the story of Sodom and Gomorrah and it's relationship with the Dead Sea beautifully laced with scientific explanations. Thank You again for the amazing mind opening lessons. I'm always excited to see them and ready to share.

    • Công Nguyễn
      Công Nguyễn 6 месяцев назад

      TED-Ed 02:56 (P) 10.7978 Longitude - 106.6221 Latitude. (1,618 ...) For me

    • norman jaravata
      norman jaravata 6 месяцев назад


    • el B
      el B 6 месяцев назад +1

      Please do another someone vs History! It's been sooo long!

  • Jcraven 7
    Jcraven 7 3 дня назад

    When your Irish and already know this

  • TheMun Talks
    TheMun Talks 4 дня назад

    The red man was used by Markiplier in one of his vids

    PUFFERFISHKING 4 дня назад


  • minna gray
    minna gray 13 дней назад

    i love that there’s no death, for once! this story was so nice

  • Jan Joshua Alejandro
    Jan Joshua Alejandro 15 дней назад

    When He said *"What the Father Could look like"* I Thought he Said *"What the F$%K Look Like"* No offense...

  • Asma Rahim Ali Jafri
    Asma Rahim Ali Jafri 16 дней назад

    Bermuda Triangle Please!

  • Kshitiz Shrestha
    Kshitiz Shrestha 16 дней назад

    please publish something about Dante.

  • Marie BCFHS
    Marie BCFHS 24 дня назад

    how about Loch Ness?

  • euloge Paul
    euloge Paul 25 дней назад

    1:46 *YEET*

  • Ramieverse !
    Ramieverse ! 29 дней назад

    I though fionn mccumhaill is the legendary hero of ireland who leada the fionna?

  • Tincho Sabala
    Tincho Sabala 29 дней назад

    The drawing as are awesome

  • Tritic Ality
    Tritic Ality Месяц назад

    Illusion: 100

  • Jish Smackett
    Jish Smackett Месяц назад

    His name is pronounced as fee-un

  • -blushed girl-
    -blushed girl- Месяц назад

    I thought the Irish myth was that his mother turned him into stone and that’s what the big rock is

  • 50shadesofHina
    50shadesofHina Месяц назад

    Its how hot cross buns were made right?

  • Pip Squek
    Pip Squek Месяц назад

    Life is dark without wife

  • Nobody Important
    Nobody Important Месяц назад

    Learning something new each day and sharing them to my friends. Good job ❤

  • Asia Victorina
    Asia Victorina 2 месяца назад

    Would you guys consider doing videos on some Filipino myths? :)

  • Yee Jia Hong
    Yee Jia Hong 2 месяца назад

    Finn Mc*COOL*

  • Eamonn O'Connell
    Eamonn O'Connell 2 месяца назад

    Can you please do more Irish myths? :)

  • Ulrica Luo
    Ulrica Luo 2 месяца назад


  • Deo Donum
    Deo Donum 2 месяца назад

    You know this is pretty simular to a Japanese/Chinese myrh, funny how that works

  • Armanda Maeve22
    Armanda Maeve22 2 месяца назад +1

    The house *shookt* as he stepped inside.
    Great vid Ted Ed!

  • brenton wang
    brenton wang 2 месяца назад

    So, the giant's causeway was caused by crabby neighbours?

  • Brian Aeron
    Brian Aeron 2 месяца назад

    Its just like atack on titan

  • James Taggart
    James Taggart 2 месяца назад

    Ive lived in belfast my whole life and never been to the giants causewsy

  • The One
    The One 2 месяца назад


  • The One
    The One 2 месяца назад


  • K1naku5ana3R1ka
    K1naku5ana3R1ka 3 месяца назад

    Not the best art I’ve seen on TedEd; story’s nice, but the sloppy drawing is so distracting.

  • M G
    M G 3 месяца назад

    My fav myth by far

  • Rachel Parkergfc
    Rachel Parkergfc 3 месяца назад

    We done this tour directly from Belfast with City Tours Belfast, Full day trip up to the Northern tip of Ireland, A must do trip if in the Emerald Isle

  • LittleArmyNut
    LittleArmyNut 3 месяца назад

    Wait Fionn was a giant

  • kristina k
    kristina k 3 месяца назад

    When he said ' what the father would look like' I thought he would say 'what the f&ck that is'

  • Harsh Saxena
    Harsh Saxena 3 месяца назад +1

    Please cover Hindu or Indian myths!

  • Georgia Grattan
    Georgia Grattan 3 месяца назад

    We luv NI

  • Jgaldragon
    Jgaldragon 3 месяца назад

    I remember this story in an old Disney book i had as a kid!
    The giant from Micky's and the beanstalk is challenged by a bigger giant and Minnie gets him in a giant baby basket with a bonnet on and sews a blanket to hide him.
    When the bigger giant arrives she's making a colossal business suit for the first giant and tricks him about the baby.
    I haven't thought of that story in ages!

  • Hilmi Ira
    Hilmi Ira 3 месяца назад +1

    Kimse sormuyorki demirli kek evde ne arıyor??

  • Alannah Ryan
    Alannah Ryan 3 месяца назад +1

    Irish mythology is the greatest. If you like this, you should read about the Red Branch Knights and Tír na nÓg

  • hailey carter
    hailey carter 3 месяца назад

    seven demonstrate just experiment wealth testify dinner glance plastic behind never east.

  • JulietaPaulina Garcia
    JulietaPaulina Garcia 3 месяца назад +1

    😂 i was just there Yesterday

  • Evan Sanchez
    Evan Sanchez 3 месяца назад

    whom possibly freedom acquire ill swing arab war.

    MINH HOANG PHAN 3 месяца назад

    A Myth of two giants hmmmmmm........ I didn’t inspect it to be this weird and nonsense

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      Irish mythology has a lot of magic creatures it's a very old myth from before people understood science. Of course its nonsense lol

  • Acelyn Fury
    Acelyn Fury 3 месяца назад

    the opposite side of the world

  • Jazleen11
    Jazleen11 3 месяца назад

    Been there yesterday for holiday

  • Test128
    Test128 3 месяца назад

    Fin McCool.

  • pαpчrus ღ
    pαpчrus ღ 3 месяца назад

    1:10 Gamers in a nutshell

  • Mable Gleeful
    Mable Gleeful 3 месяца назад

    I have finally saw this :D

  • sydney martin
    sydney martin 3 месяца назад

    Contractor die provided innovation taste son meat

  • Q xo
    Q xo 4 месяца назад

    OMG i love how this was told and illustrated!

  • Mion
    Mion 4 месяца назад


  • ChickenNuggets
    ChickenNuggets 4 месяца назад

    I love this art style!!

  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 4 месяца назад +1

    Una is the real og

  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 4 месяца назад


  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 4 месяца назад

    Can I change my name to Fin McCool? 😂😂😂

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      Fionn MacCumhaill but sure go for it XD

  • Samy The animator that is tottaly normal
    Samy The animator that is tottaly normal 4 месяца назад +1

    I love this story 😂 I heard it when I was 4 and forgot it until now 😂

  • That Cute AF guy Under all that armor in Naruto

    Please also feature the myth of Philippine’s Chocolate Hills. It is also about a giant lover. PLEASEEEE!!! 😭😭😭 OR you can also feature the myth of Mount Maria Makiling. It is about a goddess-like beauty, Maria Makiling, and her suitors. PLEASEEEEEE

  • Mohamed Humaid
    Mohamed Humaid 4 месяца назад

    The red guy looks like he will say i will kill you

  • Mohamed Humaid
    Mohamed Humaid 4 месяца назад


  • Steven Zhou
    Steven Zhou 4 месяца назад

    This is also why Finn is a weak 4-star servant in Fate/Grand Order.

  • Bella 395
    Bella 395 4 месяца назад +1

    Honestly I love this myth. Even though me and my family go to the Causeway every few months it’s always nice to be refreshed with the myth side of it😂

  • Banzai Boy
    Banzai Boy 4 месяца назад

    Another variation of this: the Scot's strength was supposedly stored in his pinky finger. When he cried out from eating the bread, Fionn began to cry. Una told the Scot the only way to stop him crying was to put his pinky finger in Fionn's mouth, where it was bitten off and he lost his strength.

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      I never heard that one before! I was always told it was a fight the Scot wanted to see who was stronger and he built the causeway for safe travel across and when Una heard of the Scots size made this plan and told Fionn

  • DC93boy
    DC93boy 4 месяца назад +1

    This was so cool! Would you be able to do an African (non-Egyptian) myth?

  • Madelyn Poling
    Madelyn Poling 4 месяца назад +2

    This is one of my favorite myths/ folktales ever, I also know I have Irish ancestry and I would love to one day visit Ireland. I love hearing myths and folk tales so this was awesome!

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD!! Our myths are very different as there are a lot of female heros as ancient Ireland viewed women differently to the rest of Europe back then (they were seen as basically equals with slight differences). You can find all the different versions of this myth and many others online and do visit the natural beauty here is amazing!!!

  • joey jimonaco
    joey jimonaco 4 месяца назад +1

    this is absolutely my favorite myth of all time

  • Rainbow Tomato
    Rainbow Tomato 4 месяца назад +2

    I'm Irish myself and I had to watch this to remember the myth 😂 but this us super cool it's read well and the animation is excellent we'll done !!!!!! 😃😃😃😃

  • jamela verga calimutan
    jamela verga calimutan 4 месяца назад

    more myths to come please..? Your illustrations are the best!😉

  • Galaxy JX
    Galaxy JX 4 месяца назад

    This actually might be true as Giants last time used to exist as said in the Bible

  • Manw Cat
    Manw Cat 4 месяца назад +1

    What do you mean, Fionn Mac Cumhail is not a giant. Rather he is the leader of the fiana

    • Manw Cat
      Manw Cat 3 месяца назад

      +Kakle X Gamer thanks for the explaination. It help. I should've know since myth always have that habit of being having too mamy version.

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      There were a lot of Fionns back then so most myth heros have that name but your right that there was also a Fionn MacCumahill who lead the Fianna

  • Isaurina Oliveira
    Isaurina Oliveira 4 месяца назад

    Muito legal

  • Alejandro Maicas Nuño
    Alejandro Maicas Nuño 4 месяца назад

    make the story of shioyama

  • Opals on Mars
    Opals on Mars 4 месяца назад +1

    wait so una(?) did all the work?

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      Yup it's like that in many Irish myths women were seen as basically equals in ancient Ireland before England took over :)

  • Harsh Saxena
    Harsh Saxena 5 месяцев назад +1

    Please do a myth video on Helen of Troy.

  • Felipe Crosby
    Felipe Crosby 5 месяцев назад +1

    Pls do a vid on filipino mythology

  • Silent Day
    Silent Day 5 месяцев назад

    plz the myth of Europa

  • ztslovebird
    ztslovebird 5 месяцев назад

    I thought Finn was normal-sized.

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      No he was just a big human though not a giant

  • LD
    LD 5 месяцев назад +1

    You pronounced Fionn wrong
    It's pronounced fi yun

  • Sand Box
    Sand Box 5 месяцев назад

    Finn Mc. Cool

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      Fionn MacCumahill but i wish it was spelt how u spelt it XD

  • Joshua okoro-sokoh
    Joshua okoro-sokoh 5 месяцев назад

    Ooh I like this one. Well done TedEd

  • Joshua Law
    Joshua Law 5 месяцев назад +1

    - Phaethon crashing the sun chariot
    - the journey of Ra's sun boat
    - Endymion and Selene
    - Pandora
    - Medusa

  • LadyJosie
    LadyJosie 5 месяцев назад +1

    I hope you guys postmore irish myths. We hear so much about the greek and norse myths and while a good thing, i feel a lack of variety. Id like more english and irish myths! If just to shake things up

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад +1

      There's not a lot of English myths (due to them being against the bible and so forgotten by society) but there are many Irish and Welsh ones especially

  • Gabriel Badwolf
    Gabriel Badwolf 5 месяцев назад

    My favourite formation that At the giants causeway was always the giant rock that looked like a boot, but the organ looks good too, that’s a cliff face that is all hexagon rocks and looks like the pipes from a giant pipe organ

  • Dasein Dani
    Dasein Dani 5 месяцев назад

    This video is so awesome!

  • Leonard Greenpaw
    Leonard Greenpaw 5 месяцев назад +1

    Whats with that christian quote at the intro? I clicked the video for irish mythology not christian mythology! THUMBS DOWN

  • simon Ståhl
    simon Ståhl 5 месяцев назад


  • Luís Pinto
    Luís Pinto 5 месяцев назад +1

    I'm confused: Is this Fionn the same Fionn as the leader of the Fianna?

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      No. Fionn was a popular name back then for story tellers to use as it was well known and easy ti remember one name over hundereds though I don't think the MacCumahill is meant to be in this Fionns name

  • super dude
    super dude 5 месяцев назад +1

    I thought Fionn mac Cumaill was a gailic Irish hero

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      He is. But Fionn was a popular name back then this is a different Fionn good question though!

    • Cian Kelly
      Cian Kelly 5 месяцев назад

      super dude He is

  • Lally Marshall
    Lally Marshall 5 месяцев назад +1

    my name is finn and im irish

  • XBS
    XBS 5 месяцев назад

    My sister and I live for these myths! Please make lots!

    CINNAMON883 5 месяцев назад

    The tough talk continued...

  • Jheszana Aduca
    Jheszana Aduca 5 месяцев назад

    Where tf did they find a hugeass cradle?

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      Fionn built it they had a few days ti prepare

  • crazy4bricks the brick brothers
    crazy4bricks the brick brothers 5 месяцев назад +1

    I heard that there was another version of Finn Mcool (spelled “Cumhal”) that was less of a giant and more of a badass hero. But hey, we live in a world where you can say ‘my alarm clock went OFF, so I walked over to it and turned it OFF.’

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      This is a different Fionn it was a popular name so i just am going to ignore the MacCumahill part as that is wrong.

  • Me you and the animal
    Me you and the animal 5 месяцев назад

    They charge you to see it.
    What right has anyone got to charge money to see something natural?
    Everyone owns the land.
    Irish pricks

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      The charge is so they can help clean up litter and keep the site in good condition. You can also get tours there and there are many endangered species that the charges go towards helping to protect them from tourists. But sure we're the pricks for trying to look after our country :|

  • Lila_Kuh98
    Lila_Kuh98 5 месяцев назад +1

    There is an identical piece of coastline in iceland and i know the story with and irish and an islandic giant :)

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      REALLY!? That story sounds awesome! I'll have to try find it online I love hearing about similar myths to my own cultures!

  • redwolffist
    redwolffist 5 месяцев назад +1

    more irish myths and legends please.

  • herbal phlegm
    herbal phlegm 5 месяцев назад +4

    As an Irish person, I'm really happy ya'll made this ùwú
    But I'm pretty sure it was stones concealed in the bread, rather than metal??

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 3 месяца назад

      It depends on where u r from the one i was told was very different to this telling. It's because it originally was a spoken story so can't be exact

  • Gavino Ezekiel Flores
    Gavino Ezekiel Flores 5 месяцев назад

    i read this in my salaguinto science book

  • LuqmanLSG
    LuqmanLSG 5 месяцев назад +1

    Yay, happy ending. Don't get those with *Greek* myths.

  • Vasundhara Baidya
    Vasundhara Baidya 5 месяцев назад

    please do the Mahabharata......... i just love it!

  • zymethpwn
    zymethpwn 5 месяцев назад +1

    How to win while being a big baby.