in Scandinavian mythology, is the name of the bridge between
heaven and earth; the rainbow may be considered to be this bridge, and
its various colours are the reflections of its precious stones.
(Icelandic, bifa, tremble, and rost, path.)
The keeper of the bridge is Heimdall. It leads to Doomstead, the
palace of the Norns or Fates.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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