Where did the myth about finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow come from?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on June 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Where did the myth about finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow come from?

As you might suspect with any myth, there are many versions. The oldest I found goes this way; in Ireland, rainbows appeared to end over ancient burial tombs or mounds. These tombs were thought to be entrances to the 'world of Fae'...a majestic, fearsome people-people who possessed much gold.This actually preceded the legend of Leprechauns.

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