According to the mythology, the Irish leprechaun’s secret hiding place for his pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow. But the fantastic phenomena has a place in most mythologies. In Norse mythology the rainbow is a bridge that connects Earth with Asgard, home of the gods. The bridge can only be used by gods and those who are killed in battle. The Karen people of Burma sees the rainbow as a painted and dangerous demon that eats children.
This rainbow that I saw at Sollerön, Mora, earlier this summer when camping with my family, is one of the brightest and strongest rainbows I’ve seen. We weren’t eaten by the demon, nor did we find the pot of gold. Still magic though.