Is There Really a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow?


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Dating back to Old Ireland, the legend of the pot of gold is claimed eagerly by the Irish. They’ll tell you tales of fairies putting gold there and that leprechauns guard it from us humans. The leprechauns decided that humans could not have the gold because of what our greed would make us do.

There are also stories of when the Vikings inhabited Ireland they stored hordes of treasures all over the land. According to the legends, when they left, they forgot to take several stashes of gold with them. The “wee folk” found the gold and divided it among themselves. However, they knew the riches of the Vikings had been collected through wicked deeds, and this deepened their mistrust of humans.

Leprechauns stored the coins in pots and buried them deep underground where humans could not find them. However, according to the stories, a rainbow will end where a leprechaun has hidden his pot of gold. If, per chance, you are lucky enough to find the rainbow’s end, to greet you will be a little wee fellow whom then will decide if you are worthy of the coins.

This folklore has become part of the symbolism of St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that celebrates “Everything Irish,” including the hope and luck it takes to find this elusive pot of gold.

So, to answer this post’s question, my friends, “yes, undeniably” and this “end of the rainbow” promise is within each and every one of us if we look deep inside into the core of our beings. Believing is everything…




2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen Ressler says:

    I love this . I agree with what you said that it is within each of us. We are our destiny. Some of us come to know this sooner than others. It is a very freeing and calming feeling knowing this.


    1. Thank you, Jen! Yes, it brings us great comfort to feel deep within our hearts that there is a force bigger than all of us watching over & guiding us. Most do not realize just how powerful our thoughts can become.Thanks so much for posting! Lots of love


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