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There are many theories as to the origin of finding a pot gold at the end of a rainbow. Below are a few theories from the Answers community:

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I believe this is a metaphor meaning after all the life you live, and after everything you have went through, rewards become apparent after work, and though they may seem to be impossible to reach, they are there if only you believe they are, such as growing old. You may find this as a burden, a burden at the end of a long journey, but if you just believe in the good that growing old has brought you, you see the immense knowledge you have gained, the family that surrounds you, the impacts you have made on the world. This is what I feel the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow means, so keep looking forward, and soon you are sure to find your pot of gold.

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You can reach the end of a rainbow! I did by driving through the end of a huge rainbow on the freeway. I think the origin of the of the "pot of gold" is this: on reaching the spot, we were enveloped in an overwhelming gold-hued "aura". It was very soft and beautiful and spectacular and felt like a place you never wanted to leave. Time seemed to be suspended in the awe of the moment. Why gold and not any of the colours of the spectrum? Don't know; it's all about how our eyes and brains interpret the waves of light. But know this: if you ever get to experience this rare event you will never forget it!

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I heard the pot of gold is a pot of spuds and it came around during the famine in Ireland. Parents would tell there children when ever a rainbow occurs that a pot of spuds is waiting for them at the end of the rainbow, (and back then a pot of spuds wood be as vaulable as a pot of gold) so when a rainbow appeared they children would go look for the pot of spuds and get lost when it goes and now the parents have less to feed.

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Why is there gold at the end of the rainbow?

The leprechauns bury their gold at the end of the rainbow.


Is a rainbow got gold at the end of rainbow?

No, a rainbow doesn't have gold at the end. A rainbow is colorful sunlight reflecting of something dark. Gold at the end of rainbows are only in fairytales.


Is there a name for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

There isn't a nickname for the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It is just called 'the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow'.


What is the meaning of treasure at the end of the rainbow?

In Irish folklore, there is a saying that if you follow a rainbow, you will find a pot of gold at the end. The tale also says that a leprechaun will be waiting near his pot of gold.


Why is there a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

Realistically, There is no end to a rainbow, for the reason that a rainbow is a circle of continuous light. Unrealistically, a leprechaun hide gold at the end of a rainbow, at the time no one knowing that there is no end to a rainbow. Why gold? It was a pot of gold because gold was a precious metal and Ireland has no gold, unless imported. Gold being higher than silver in the market. A pot of gold meant lot of $$$


Is there really a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

There is no pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. That's just a myth.


Is it true that the end of the rainbow has a pot of gold?

No, there is no end to a rainbow. The rainbow is caused my moisture in the sky reflecting the light of the sun, so, although it seems like it is touching the ground, it never ends, therefor meaning there is no place to put said pot of gold.


Is there really such thing as a pot of gold?

Not at the end of the rainbow- since there is no end to a rainbow.


Where the gold after the rainbow?

There is not a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. If you thought that there was, the isn't. It's just an old tale, and there can't be a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow because a rainbow is a circle. The other halve that we can't see is invisible.


Is there gold at the end of a rainbow irlend?

no


Is there a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow I already know it?

there is no end of the rainbow. It is just an illusion from sun shining on a transparent object at a 45 degree angle.


What does the rainbow and pot of gold mean in Ireland?

People in Ireland, in the olden days, believed that there lies a pot of gold at end of the rainbow. Nowadays, the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow means the realization of dreams.


What is rumored to be the end of the rainbow?

The myth says that at the end of a rainbow you will find a pot of Gold :) x


Why do leprechauns hid there gold at the end of the rainbow?

they hide them , because no one can find the end of the rainbow.


Where is the start of the rainbow and the end of the rainbow?

its starts any were same it end any were (no such thing as a pot of gold at the end )


How do you get the gold at the end of the rainbow?

To get the gold at the end of the rainbow, you have to find a rainbow. Then, you walk and walk and walk and walk and walk and eventually you'll get it. When you find it, give half of it to me, then search the question "I found the gold?" for a secret message!


How does a pot of gold get to the end of a rainbow?

A leprechaun carries it there ---------------------------------------------------------------- It is actually impossible to put yourself at the end of a rainbow. As you move towards where you see the end of the rainbow to be, the rainbow moves so you can never get to the end.


What do people think at the end of rainbow?

Usually people think that there is gold at the end of the rainbow. (It's a myth.)


What will you find at the end of a rainbow?

a pot of gold


Where can you hide your pot of gold?

at the end of the rainbow


Where do leprechauns bury their gold?

at the end of the rainbow


Who put the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

According to Irish Folk Tales, it is either the fairies or the Leprechauns who put pots of gold at the end or rainbows. If the fairies have put the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then it is the Leprechauns who guard the gold.


Why you get the rainbow?

Cause there is water near by and the sun is in front of it and it makes a rainbow and there is not end of a rainbow or a pot of gold


What does it mean to be chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

It means to be finding something to make you happy,and there is a saying "I'll be looking at the end of the rainbow for my pot of gold.


At the end of a rainbow?

'Tis often said that the wee leprechaun keeps his pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow.