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Rainbow (Oz)

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The Rainbow

Real Name


First Mentioned

The Road to Oz (1909)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


The Rainbow is the father of Polychrome and her sisters.

When the Rain King spills water from his basin, the Rainbow scampers to the place to show the gorgeous colors of his glorious bow as soon as the mist of rain has passed and the sky is clear. He sets his bow down on the earth after each rain, and lifts it up again after a while, often leaving Polychrome behind.

Public Domain Appearances

  • The Road to Oz (mentioned only)
  • Tik-Tok of Oz (mentioned only)
  • Sky Island (mentioned only)


  • The Rainbow does not appear in the Oz Books as a character, but Polychrome frequently references her father. Any depictions of him are modern and NOT public domain.

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