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BENANDONNER

Celtic Fighting God

Also known as Benadonner, The Red Man

A Scottish Giant who was scared of babies

He was a fearsome beast of a giant with flaming red hair and an extremely burly beard. As you might imagine, he was not known for his placid nature. One day BENANDONNER challenged Irish giant FINN-MACCOOL to a fight — by yelling terrible insults across the ocean.

"Yar boo and sucks," retorted FINN-MACCOOL. "You think you’re so tough. Well, come here and say that!" And to prove he meant business, he single-handledly constructed a bridge across the sea stretching all the way from Ireland to Scotland.

BENANDONNER eagerly stumbled across the Giant’s Causeway for the wrestling match of the century. But when he stepped into Irish soil there was no sign of his rival. Instead he noticed a giant baby almost as big as he.

"Och, if that’s the wee baby bairn, what must the daddy be like?" he thought. BENANDONNER was large, but not that large. In a panic, he decided he’d been there and done that — and fled back to Scotland, tearing the Causeway apart as he went.

The giant baby laughed. It was FINN-MACCOOL wrapped in a huge sheet. Another triumph for Ireland’s sneakiest giant.

BENANDONNER FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : BENANDONNER
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Benadonner, The Red Man
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : deity

In charge of : Warriors and Fighting
God of : Combat

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index : 7315

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Article last updated on 15 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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