From the time I was a young boy, I enjoyed reading ancient myths and legends. I devoured the tales of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India, as well as the Celtic and Norse legends of antiquity. These stories were not only wildly entertaining, and exciting, they also inspired me to learn more about the real-life histories of these magical, faraway lands.
One of my favorite myths is about the “Giant's Causeway,” one of the world's most spectacular natural geologic formations, in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, and how it came to exist. The Causeway comprises some 40,000 columns (some of which are nearly forty feet high) made of basalt and are linked to each other and disappear like steps into the sea -- the beautiful product of a volcanic eruption unknown eons ago.