Are you trying to remember the colors of the rainbow? If so, we can review them right now. In every rainbow, there are seven separate colors. Although it can be difficult to always see all seven colors (depending on the conditions outdoors when the rainbow appears), every rainbow contains the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Because this is the spectrum of colors that every rainbow spans, it can be useful to come up with a way to remember these colors. Fortunately, there is a mnemonic device that makes it simple to remember all seven colors that are in the rainbow. The mnemonic device that will help you remember these colors is “Roy G. Biv.”
Since we are on the topic of rainbow colors, we can take a minute and discuss some of the places where rainbow colors are commonly used. Although you may not have been aware of this fact, rainbows actually played a very prominent role in mythology. If you study any mythology, you will see that the rainbow has a place in legend owing to its beauty and the historical difficulty in explaining the phenomenon.
In addition to appearing throughout mythology, rainbows also play a role in more modern things. As you probably know, rainbow colors are a popular symbol with the gay community. In fact, if you look at the gay pride flag, you will see that it contains rainbow colors. Rainbow colors have been a prominent symbol within the gay community since the 1970s, and its popularity among this community has only continued to increase over time.