The colors of the rainbow are in order: it's that easy!
When a person is asked to list the colors of the rainboworder, immediately in my head there is such an acquaintance from childhood: "Every hunter wants to know where the pheasant is sitting". And accordingly, the first letters of this phrase are called the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, blue and purple. It's rememberedvery easy, and most importantly, for life. The rainbow is an amazing phenomenon of nature. It always causes some kind of enthusiasm, even in the hearts of the elderly. The soul begins to believe in magic and miracles. Perhaps this is due to the genetic memory of man, because this phenomenon in the mythologies of all the peoples of the world is correlated with especially favorable events.
The order of the colors of the rainbow is associated with refractionwhite in the prism. The angle of refraction depends directly on the wavelength of the light wave. And since light pierces two planes, different colors are refracted at different angles. Thus, a white beam appears in the prism, and a rainbow emerges. Such a nicole (that is, a prism) in nature can be a drop of water orthunderstorm front. Persian astronomers were able to explain this phenomenon and the colors of the rainbow in order only in the thirteenth century, but the fact remained closed to the majority of the inhabitants of the planet. And it continued to be perceived as a miracle. In magical rituals, to positively influence the situation, the objects were painted or deliberately stacked in the same order in which order the colors of the rainbow go. It was believed that such a system harmonizes the situation.
The colors of the rainbow are in order independing on the wavelength: the top is the longest - the red, the bottom is the shortest - the blue one. Both the palette and the arrangement of flowers all the peoples of the world were considered sacred, and the phenomenon itself was understood as the connection between heaven and earth, gods and people. In the ancient Indian epic "Ramayana" the rainbow is called the divine bow of one of the supreme gods of Indra, who throws lightning bolts from him, accompanied by thunder. In the ancient Scandinavian treatise "Bivrest" this phenomenon is interpreted as a bridge that unites the sky with the earth in sacred moments. He is guarded by a guard. And before the death of the world and the gods, this bridge will collapse forever.
In Islam, the colors of the rainbow are different in order. There are only four of them: red, yellow, green, blue. And just like the Hindus, this phenomenon was considered the bow of the god of light Kuzakh, by which he strikes the forces of darkness, and after the victory hangs arms on the clouds. The ancient Slavs called the rainbow symbol of the victory of the supreme god Perun over the spirits of evil. His wife Lada with one end of the "heavenly rocker" draws water from the seas, the oceans, and from the other, rains the earth. At night, the rainbow is carefully preserved in the constellation of the Great Bear. There was a belief: if the seven-colored arc did not appear long above the ground, then one should expect hunger, disease, crop failure.
But in Christian times all the people of the planetThe rainbow became closer and more understandable as a reminder of the forgiveness of people by God at the conclusion of the World Flood. As the conclusion of the union and the promise that from now on the Most High will not punish the people so cruelly. The rainbow has become a symbol of the beautiful heavenly fire and peace. And colors characterized God: violet - nobility, orange - aspiration, blue - silence, green - foreboding, yellow - wealth, blue - hope, red - victory.