Monday, April 07, 2008

The rainbow - The bridge of the gods

The rainbow with its beautiful colours and magical appearance has always fascinated people. It is not without reason that many religions have given it mythical characteristics related to gods and other supernatural beings. Since this is a Norwegian blog, it is only natural to look at how the rainbow appeared in the old Norse tradition.

In this tradition it was called Bifrost and was one of the connections between the humans in Midgard and the gods in Aasgard. In Aasgard the god Heimdal watched over the bridge and the world. The other end had no constant end in Midgard and could not be located by humans. At the the end of the world, Ragnarok, the bridge would be destroyed.

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