Friday, January 25, 2008

Double Rainbows on a Rainy Friday

Today as I was driving to work I saw a double rainbow. What was even more stunning to me is that I saw both ends of the more prominent one (which I never see because buildings usually get in the way).

Immediately I wanted to drive straight toward the rainbow, ditch work and find my pot of gold and the little leprechaun who is guarding it (c'mon what do you expect? I'm Irish!).

Did you know that rainbows have meanings in various cultures? Here are some mythological beliefs that I found on wikipedia:

-In Greek mythology, the rainbow is a path made by a messenger (Iris) between Heaven and Earth.

-In Chinese mythology, the rainbow was a slit in the sky sealed by the goddess Nuwa using five different colored stones.

-In Hindu mythology, the rainbow is the bow of Indra, the God of lightning and thunder.

My sighting this morning brought joy to my day so I hope this post does the same for you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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Anonymous said...

I guess I need to start paying a little more attention when driving to work.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh....I did not see the double rainbow!! But I did see one from beginning to end! It made my day too! They are so beautiful! Christians belive it is a promise from God that he will not flood our land like he did in the time of Noah! :) I like the different myths :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That's cool Melissa! Thanks for the factoid!!