From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Iris's Clique: Color Guard

Iris isn't the only one with a little color up her sleeves. The kids in this group are always brightening up halftime with their multi-colored flags and streamers. They like nothing better than to bring a little color to the lives of those around them. And hey, we're not complaining.

Oshunmare

Would it freak you out to think of a rainbow as a giant snake stretching across the sky? Well then, earmuffs. The Yoruba people worship Oshunamare, a lovely rainbow serpent.

Aida-Wedo

When some of the African Yoruba tribe was taken to the West Indies, a few of their gods joined them. Aida-Wedo is the West Indian Voodoo version Oshunamare, the rainbow snake, and is thought to help with fertility.

Mbaba-Mwanna-Waresa

Aside from having the greatest name ever, this African goddess of beer likes to decorate the sky with rainbows whenever she's throwing a party.

The Apsaras

These joyful water nymphs from Indian mythology can appear as clouds, butterflies, and—you guessed it—rainbows.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement