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  8 месяцев назад +138

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    • Resolute Cub
      Resolute Cub 23 дня назад

      In the centre at the causeway where you pay for your entry they show a video at the sort of shop cafeteria section, this is much better quality and much more informative.

    • Bert0ld0
      Bert0ld0 7 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 8 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 8 месяцев назад

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

    • norman jaravata
      norman jaravata 8 месяцев назад


  • Dylan Applegate
    Dylan Applegate 3 дня назад

    Who says they are myths

  • Jamie Clarke
    Jamie Clarke 9 дней назад

    So y'all could get an Irishman to narrate the tale of Oìsin but not a northern Irishman to narrate this?

  • Samuel Gault
    Samuel Gault 12 дней назад

    Hey! I’m from Bushmills (like not even two minutes way from the causeway), it’s so bizarre seeing this in a playlist of myths. I heard this story as a child so many times I could recite effortlessly. Loved the video!!

  • Galaxy Mew
    Galaxy Mew 15 дней назад


  • Riobaurd Flanagan
    Riobaurd Flanagan 18 дней назад

    Uh I’m Irish and this is not the myth

  • TheFallenOne isnotme
    TheFallenOne isnotme 20 дней назад


  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson 25 дней назад

    his last name was mcool

  • Paige Janney
    Paige Janney 27 дней назад

    Why is Scotland always the bad guy! I’m Scottish, and we have great things! For one, we got Gerard Butler. But jk, I really do love this story. It’s awesome!

  • Yhuwan Wong
    Yhuwan Wong 28 дней назад

    MacCool Maybe its because he is cool😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Dope Puffer
    Dope Puffer 28 дней назад

    0:54 did i just here *once* *finn* *yeeted*

  • MichaelBlazer52 Cool
    MichaelBlazer52 Cool Месяц назад

    Oh yeah yeah

  • Charlie Hartigan
    Charlie Hartigan Месяц назад

    thats not the true story

  • A Amory
    A Amory Месяц назад

    Something I find really funny about old mythology is how their can be such differing versions of the same story
    The tale of the Giant's Causeway that I've always knows was it was a Giantess in Scotland and a man from Ireland who fell in love from looking at each other over the sea. They threw rocks to make a pathway to each other, but could not make it long enough. Before giving up, in a fit of rage the Giantess threw a chunk of land into the ocean which made the isle of man

  • Slash Dancer999
    Slash Dancer999 Месяц назад

    Thick necc

  • Ramsay Bolton
    Ramsay Bolton Месяц назад

    So Finn’s son is Oisín... that’s a pretty mythical family

  • hugh mcmenamin
    hugh mcmenamin Месяц назад

    Good Job. Well presented.

  • Charaf eddine Zabakh
    Charaf eddine Zabakh Месяц назад

    *T H I C C N E C K*

  • The rise of the Freg
    The rise of the Freg Месяц назад


  • Anne-Marie Maidan
    Anne-Marie Maidan Месяц назад

    God, the animator's mf MIND! *chef kissing fingers noises*

  • Ethan Smith
    Ethan Smith Месяц назад

    Giants causeway is one of the coolest places on earth!!

  • Howie Douglas
    Howie Douglas Месяц назад

    this was riley boring

  • Rafael Cordeiro
    Rafael Cordeiro Месяц назад

    A video about the Battle of Magh Tuireadh, please!

  • Nicole Havelyana
    Nicole Havelyana Месяц назад

    who animated this 😂

  • Blackhairbeyonce
    Blackhairbeyonce Месяц назад

    I'm half Scottish and half Irish😂

  • Quartz The Animator
    Quartz The Animator Месяц назад


  • Una Lazic
    Una Lazic Месяц назад

    My name is Una

  • Cinnabon __
    Cinnabon __ Месяц назад

    These videos make learning fun!

  • Azyx The Man
    Azyx The Man Месяц назад


  • Attiqa Imran
    Attiqa Imran 2 месяца назад

    Thicc neck

  • Sky_stider223 ??
    Sky_stider223 ?? 2 месяца назад

    A battle of wits

  • Furry Fox
    Furry Fox 2 месяца назад

    1:15 FITE ME! >:(

  • Ewurabena Ofosu-Aikins
    Ewurabena Ofosu-Aikins 2 месяца назад

    Who is Irish and watching? :)

  • The Saviour
    The Saviour 2 месяца назад

    When your Irish and already know this

  • TheMun Talks
    TheMun Talks 2 месяца назад

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

  • The Puffer Fish Studio
    The Puffer Fish Studio 2 месяца назад


  • minna gray
    minna gray 2 месяца назад

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

  • Jan Joshua Alejandro
    Jan Joshua Alejandro 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

    Bermuda Triangle Please!

  • Kshitiz Shrestha
    Kshitiz Shrestha 3 месяца назад

    please publish something about Dante.

  • Marie BCFHS
    Marie BCFHS 3 месяца назад

    how about Loch Ness?

  • euloge Paul
    euloge Paul 3 месяца назад

    1:46 *YEET*

  • Ramieverse !
    Ramieverse ! 3 месяца назад

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

  • Tincho Sabala
    Tincho Sabala 3 месяца назад

    The drawing as are awesome

  • Tritic Ality
    Tritic Ality 3 месяца назад

    Illusion: 100

  • Jish Smackett
    Jish Smackett 3 месяца назад

    His name is pronounced as fee-un

  • -stormy • girl-
    -stormy • girl- 4 месяца назад

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

  • 50shadesofHina
    50shadesofHina 4 месяца назад

    Its how hot cross buns were made right?

  • Pip Squek
    Pip Squek 4 месяца назад

    Life is dark without wife

  • Sunn Chan
    Sunn Chan 4 месяца назад

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

  • Asia Victorina
    Asia Victorina 4 месяца назад

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

  • Yee Jia Hong
    Yee Jia Hong 4 месяца назад

    Finn Mc*COOL*

  • Eamonn O'Connell
    Eamonn O'Connell 4 месяца назад

    Can you please do more Irish myths? :)

  • Ulrica Luo
    Ulrica Luo 4 месяца назад


  • Deo Donum
    Deo Donum 4 месяца назад

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

  • Armanda Maeve22
    Armanda Maeve22 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • brenton wang
    brenton wang 5 месяцев назад

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

  • Brian Aeron
    Brian Aeron 5 месяцев назад

    Its just like atack on titan

  • James Taggart
    James Taggart 5 месяцев назад

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

  • The One
    The One 5 месяцев назад


  • The One
    The One 5 месяцев назад


  • K1naku5ana3R1ka
    K1naku5ana3R1ka 5 месяцев назад

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

  • M G
    M G 5 месяцев назад

    My fav myth by far

  • Rachel Parkergfc
    Rachel Parkergfc 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад

    Wait Fionn was a giant

  • kristina k
    kristina k 5 месяцев 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 5 месяцев назад +1

    Please cover Hindu or Indian myths!

  • Georgia Grattan
    Georgia Grattan 5 месяцев назад

    We luv NI

  • Jgaldragon
    Jgaldragon 5 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад +1

    Kimse sormuyorki demirli kek evde ne arıyor??

  • Alannah Ryan
    Alannah Ryan 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

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

  • JulietaPaulina Garcia
    JulietaPaulina Garcia 6 месяцев назад +1

    😂 i was just there Yesterday

  • Evan Sanchez
    Evan Sanchez 6 месяцев назад

    whom possibly freedom acquire ill swing arab war.

    MINH HOANG PHAN 6 месяцев назад

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

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев назад

    the opposite side of the world

  • Jazleen11
    Jazleen11 6 месяцев назад

    Been there yesterday for holiday

  • Test128
    Test128 6 месяцев назад

    Fin McCool.

  • pαpчrus ღ
    pαpчrus ღ 6 месяцев назад

    1:10 Gamers in a nutshell

  • I hope not to Kill myself
    I hope not to Kill myself 6 месяцев назад

    I have finally saw this :D

  • sydney martin
    sydney martin 6 месяцев назад

    Contractor die provided innovation taste son meat

  • Q xo
    Q xo 6 месяцев назад

    OMG i love how this was told and illustrated!

  • Mion
    Mion 6 месяцев назад


  • ChickenNuggets
    ChickenNuggets 6 месяцев назад

    I love this art style!!

  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 6 месяцев назад +1

    Una is the real og

  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 6 месяцев назад


  • Max Allen
    Max Allen 6 месяцев назад

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

    • Kakle X Gamer
      Kakle X Gamer 6 месяцев назад

      Fionn MacCumhaill but sure go for it XD

  • Samy The animator that is tottaly normal
    Samy The animator that is tottaly normal 6 месяцев назад +1

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

  • 다니
    다니 6 месяцев назад

    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

  • Steven Zhou
    Steven Zhou 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Willow 395
    Willow 395 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Madelyn Poling
    Madelyn Poling 7 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад +1

    this is absolutely my favorite myth of all time

  • Rainbow Tomato
    Rainbow Tomato 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Galaxy JX
    Galaxy JX 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Manw Cat
    Manw Cat 7 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 6 месяцев 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 7 месяцев назад

    Muito legal