Morning all . As you know I’m a massive Rainbow Riches fan and want to share my obsession with you all .
Today I’m gonna look at the Rainbow Riches wishing wells including how you get them , what they mean and how much can win . Finally I’m gonna examine the whole Wishing well Legend . Hope you enjoy.
First let’s see how the Rainbow Riches Wishing wells operate .
To get the wishing well bonus you have to have three or more wishing well images appear on the screen . The more wishing wells you get the more the multiplier’s will be .
Once they appear you then get the opportunity to pick one and depending on which one you pick you will then win a cash prize that equates to your stake multiplied by the wishing well multiplier . So if your stake is say £2.00 and the wishing well that you pick has a multiplier of 40 you will win 40 x £2.00 (£80.00).
It’s as simple as that .
Now , wishing wells , what’s the legend ..
The Celtic and Germanic peoples of Europe regarded water as sacred, and often marked pools with a wooden statue or other idol commemorating the god believed to control the water source. Ancient Nordic myth described a “well of wisdom,” which would give knowledge and discernment to anyone who sacrificed a precious object to its depths. The Norse god Odin sacrificed an eye to the well, gaining the gift of foresight and endless wisdom, in addition to an understanding of the reasons behind the mysterious workings of the universe.
Germanic tribes would often throw the armor of conquered enemies into bogs and other water sources, as offerings to their gods. Over time, the practice of tossing coins into wells as a price for the deity in the well to grant a wish. The wish would be granted, depending on how the coin landed in the bottom of the well.
The idea of throwing a coin into a wishing well is also ancient. According to many cultures, a wishing well will grant the desires of someone who stands over the well and either speaks the wish aloud, or concentrates on it while drinking the water of the well. The gods, however, are unlikely to give away something for nothing, and therefore most wishers left offerings, which frequently took the form of food left next to the wishing well, although money was also an appropriate symbolic offering.
Coventina’s Well: Ancient Celts worshipped Coventina, and threw coins to the goddess in a pool in Northumberland, England. Over 16,000 coins have been found in this well, ranging from the 1st-5th century. Despite the great number of coins offered there, the actual value of the coins was not very great: the equivalent of throwing pennies in today’s wishing wells.
The Well of Pen Rhys: In Oxford, people of the 1800′s would sojourn to a well famed for its healing powers. Visitors would tie their clothing to a nearby tree and toss a coin, button, or pin into the well in exchange for divine healing. A specific divinity is not associated with the well of Pen Rhys, unlike Coventina’s well (devoted to a specific goddess).
Trevi Fountain: The Trevi Fountain was formed at the junction of three roads in Rome. In the 15th century, a fountain was commissioned for the ending of the Roman Aqueduct, and the fountain was created. The fountain’s current look was finished in 1729 by Giuseppe Pannini. The Trevi Fountain currently receives over €3,000 per day, and the proceeds assist with funding a market for Rome’s poor.
That’s all folks,hope you all find your very own wishing well .