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:
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.
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!
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.
The leprechauns bury their gold at the end of the 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.
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'.
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.
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 $$$
There is no pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. That's just a myth.
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.
Not at the end of the rainbow- since there is no end to a 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.
there is no end of the rainbow. It is just an illusion from sun shining on a transparent object at a 45 degree angle.
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.
The myth says that at the end of a rainbow you will find a pot of Gold :) x
they hide them , because no one can find 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 )
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!
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.
Usually people think that there is gold at the end of the rainbow. (It's a myth.)
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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.
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
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.
'Tis often said that the wee leprechaun keeps his pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow.