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Asked by JMCSD (243points) May 7th, 2008 from iPhone

Ok, I live in Missouri and I just saw a very beautiful rainbow. And I got to thinking… In the past, before scientific knowledge and understanding of these, what would people of thought. I tried to imagine, and if not for being taught, I would have never ever come up with an explanation of any kind. Any myths or anecdotes?

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judochop's avatar

there is gold at the end of a rainbow.

wildflower's avatar

Well…..around here…there’s gold at the end of the rainbow, guarded by leprechauns who are cheeky little buggers and don’t really want to lead you to it, but will if you can trick them or make them promise.
– but it’s not true though, I’ve tried!

Also it means there is an end to the rain, some sun is coming through.

loser's avatar

the old testament says that after noahs big flood, god put a rainbow in the sky as a symbol of no more water, next time fire. So I imagine that a lot of folks thought about that and were probably quite disturbed by the sight of them.

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