Some interesting facts are shared below with readers.

Red has throughout centuries been a primary colour, perhaps symbolic of blood and with strength and fertility.

In 11,000 BC the basis of red was ochre combined with fat. This mixture was not only for cave walls, but for adoration of human bodies and intimated strength and fertility.

The ancient civilizations discovered a method to obtain one gram of purple, as 1,200 sea snails had to be crushed.  All of the above indicates how earlier civilization was quite ahead in preservation and were successful in their endeavours.

In terms of a rainbow, around the year 1704, five colours were acceptable; being red, yellow, green, blue and violet.

However, Sir Isaac Newton with his fondness of mysticism, added an additional two, arriving at the current acceptance of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Historically, specific colours can be linked to several countries as illustrated below.

Kermes red, one of the oldest known, was created with grounded dry bugs as was Tyrian purple, associated with royalty.

Indian yellow was rare with a composition the urine of cows, eventually this process banned, deemed as cruelty.

Saffron was exquisite in Cambodia, being utilized for the robes of Buddhist monks.

Yellow became associated with antisemitism and yellow patches were attached to Jews arms during the Nazi era.

The entire rainbow has in fact no divisions but blended into the spectrum and seen via the human eye, the seven shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are apparent. These colors are caused by light being scattered by water droplets in the atmosphere. The scattering of light causes the colors to appear. The colors are arranged in a way that follows the spectrum of visible light.

In conclusion, a famous poet wrote “a rainbow connects God to the Earth“ a pleasing metaphor. This metaphor speaks to the beauty of nature and how we are all connected through it. The colors of the rainbow symbolize hope and peace, reminding us that even in the darkest of times, there is still beauty in the world.