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16th Dec '16 5:52:55 AM Skuld
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* In Myth/NorseMythology, Bifrost is a rainbow bridge connecting Midgard (earth) to Asgard (heaven). Presumably every rainbow is an instance of the same bridge.

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* In Myth/NorseMythology, Bifrost Bifröst is a rainbow bridge connecting Midgard (earth) to Asgard (heaven).Miðgarðr (man's domain/earth) Ásgarðr (realm of the gods). Presumably every rainbow is an instance of the same bridge.
16th Dec '16 5:46:24 AM Skuld
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Because rainbows seem to travel from the ground to the sky (and back, if complete), they are usually seen in mythology as some kind of bridge or other connection point to and from heaven; in Myth/NorseMythology the rainbow is Bifrost, the bridge to Asgard; in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Iris is the goddess of the rainbow as well as the messenger of the gods (Which makes this OlderThanFeudalism). In [[Myth/IrishMythology Ireland]], a rainbow's base is also a great place to keep a pot of gold (in fact, it serves as a perfect hiding place, since it's impossible to reach). In ''Literature/TheBible'', the rainbow is a pledge that the world will never again be flooded to destroy all living things. Meanwhile in Japan, a rainbow is traditionally an ill omen, of doom or at least bad weather, though the Western perspective has become more widespread there.

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Because rainbows seem to travel from the ground to the sky (and back, if complete), they are usually seen in mythology as some kind of bridge or other connection point to and from heaven; in Myth/NorseMythology the rainbow is Bifrost, Bifröst, the bridge to Asgard; Ásgarðr; in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], Iris is the goddess of the rainbow as well as the messenger of the gods (Which makes this OlderThanFeudalism). In [[Myth/IrishMythology Ireland]], a rainbow's base is also a great place to keep a pot of gold (in fact, it serves as a perfect hiding place, since it's impossible to reach). In ''Literature/TheBible'', the rainbow is a pledge that the world will never again be flooded to destroy all living things. Meanwhile in Japan, a rainbow is traditionally an ill omen, of doom or at least bad weather, though the Western perspective has become more widespread there.
19th Nov '16 6:38:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', the GodKing, or any other person with a sufficient amount of [[LifeEnergy Breath]], causes anything white in his vicinity to produce rainbows. These colours can then be used to power Awakenings.

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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', the GodKing, or any other person with a sufficient amount of [[LifeEnergy Breath]], causes anything white in his vicinity to produce rainbows. These colours can then be used to power Awakenings.
12th Nov '16 2:24:32 AM VVK
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** One of the characters in the ''Friendship Is Magic'' series is Rainbow Dash, a {{pegasus}} with a rainbow colored mane. She used her "sonic rainboom" to create a crash that gave off a mushroom cloud to destroy an old barn. [[spoiler: And it's noted that her very first sonic rainboom basically set the entire series into motion, enabling the Mane 6 to get their cutie marks in the first place.]]

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** One of the characters in the ''Friendship Is Magic'' series is Rainbow Dash, a {{pegasus}} with a rainbow colored mane. She mane, and the only one to have achieved the Sonic Rainboom. This happens when she breaks the sound barrier (or goes from supersonic to hypersonic or something) and creates a rainbow explosion that can be seen miles away, after which she trails a rainbow behind her as she flies for a moment. In one episode, she used her "sonic rainboom" it to create demolish a crash that gave off barn by flying straight down at it, creating a rainbow-coloured mushroom cloud to destroy an old barn. [[spoiler: And it's noted that her very first sonic rainboom basically set the entire series into motion, enabling the Mane 6 to get their cutie marks in the first place.]]cloud.
26th Oct '16 1:15:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorial'', there's Saki Nijino, the bright and cheerful [[CuteSportsClubManager manager]] of Kirameki High's Soccer Club. The Kanji used for her name, "Nijino", can be translated as "Field of Rainbow" ; thus, the rainbow is one of the two main elements (along with a soccer ball) in the cover, title screen, [[spoiler: and ending]] of the spin-off game she's the heroine of, ''Nijiiro no Seishun''. Also, her two CD albums' names are "Over the Rainbow" and "Niji no Lithograph" (Rainbow Lithograph).

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* In ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorial'', ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', there's Saki Nijino, the bright and cheerful [[CuteSportsClubManager manager]] of Kirameki High's Soccer Club. The Kanji used for her name, "Nijino", can be translated as "Field of Rainbow" ; thus, the rainbow is one of the two main elements (along with a soccer ball) in the cover, title screen, [[spoiler: and ending]] of the spin-off game she's the heroine of, ''Nijiiro no Seishun''. Also, her two CD albums' names are "Over the Rainbow" and "Niji no Lithograph" (Rainbow Lithograph).
26th Oct '16 1:14:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses refractive crystals and rainbows as symbols of the Faith of the Seven. As a rainbow has seven colors, it's taken in the same sense as the three-leaf clover is sometimes viewed as symbolic of the Holy Trinity.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' uses refractive crystals and rainbows as symbols of the Faith of the Seven. As a rainbow has seven colors, it's taken in the same sense as the three-leaf clover is sometimes viewed as symbolic of the Holy Trinity.



* [[GranolaGirl Annie Frazier]] of ''BackyardSports'' used to have a rainbow on her shirt; for her, it was a good omen.

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* [[GranolaGirl Annie Frazier]] of ''BackyardSports'' ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' used to have a rainbow on her shirt; for her, it was a good omen.



* In ''TokimekiMemorial'', there's Saki Nijino, the bright and cheerful [[CuteSportsClubManager manager]] of Kirameki High's Soccer Club. The Kanji used for her name, "Nijino", can be translated as "Field of Rainbow" ; thus, the rainbow is one of the two main elements (along with a soccer ball) in the cover, title screen, [[spoiler: and ending]] of the spin-off game she's the heroine of, ''Nijiiro no Seishun''. Also, her two CD albums' names are "Over the Rainbow" and "Niji no Lithograph" (Rainbow Lithograph).

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* In ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorial'', there's Saki Nijino, the bright and cheerful [[CuteSportsClubManager manager]] of Kirameki High's Soccer Club. The Kanji used for her name, "Nijino", can be translated as "Field of Rainbow" ; thus, the rainbow is one of the two main elements (along with a soccer ball) in the cover, title screen, [[spoiler: and ending]] of the spin-off game she's the heroine of, ''Nijiiro no Seishun''. Also, her two CD albums' names are "Over the Rainbow" and "Niji no Lithograph" (Rainbow Lithograph).



* The animated version of ''PunkyBrewster'' starts right off telling how Glomer strayed from his home Chaundoon within a rainbow and became stranded in Chicago when the rainbow disappeared. One episode, "Be My Glomley", had Punky and her pals helping Glomer and a female glomley, Glomine, return to Chaundoon by creating a rainbow.

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* The animated version of ''PunkyBrewster'' ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' starts right off telling how Glomer strayed from his home Chaundoon within a rainbow and became stranded in Chicago when the rainbow disappeared. One episode, "Be My Glomley", had Punky and her pals helping Glomer and a female glomley, Glomine, return to Chaundoon by creating a rainbow.
14th Oct '16 5:42:56 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'', the Infinite difficulty level, used for HarderThanHard charts introduced in ''Sound Voltex II'', is "colored" rainbow.
7th Oct '16 12:25:33 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales'' (the precursor to ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''), featured the Olórë Mallë (Path of Dreams) over which the spirits of children in Middle-earth would travel in their sleep to meet the Elves in Valinor; this was implied to be a rainbow.

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostTales'' (the precursor to ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''), featured the Olórë Mallë (Path of Dreams) over which the spirits of children in Middle-earth would travel in their sleep to meet the Elves in Valinor; this was implied to be a rainbow.



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** Also appears in ''Series/MythQuest'' when Alex becomes Váli.

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* An airplane's condensation trail with proper lighting [[http://s748.photobucket.com/albums/xx128/airshowfan/Testing123/?action=view¤t=F-22CondensationRainbow-BernardoMalfitano-RightOutOfCamera.jpg can make a distinctive rainbow too]]

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s Ho-Oh is said to glow of all seven colors and only appears to remarkable trainers. When it shows up in the ''[[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]'' animé for the first time, it's after Pikachu saves Ash (which was the very first episode that appeared [[EarlyBirdCameo before Ho-Oh appears in its own games]]). Ho-Oh shows up again a few times later as a {{Homage}} to Ash's EstablishingCharacterMoment to WalkTheEarth and ToBeAMaster.

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* In the original version of ''Ride/JourneyIntoImagination'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Epcot]], Figment uses a pot of rainbows to paint a completely-white room.
19th Aug '16 11:55:34 PM Rorosilky5
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** In ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'', it's a magic pen that makes rainbow clay lines.

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** In ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'', it's a magic pen that makes rainbow clay lines. [[note]] said magic pen is actually [[FairyCompanion Elline]]. [[/note]]
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