Frogs in Myth & Legend (and the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop!)


LEAP DAY (Feb. 29) is a natural time to talk about FROGS (well, it seemed like it to me, LOL). Research turned up some great myths, legends and stories about these creatures. But my own fascination with frogs and toads began when my Welsh grandmother gave me a ceramic frog for my apartment when I left home. She told me that I should always have a frog in the house for good luck.

Stone frog in garden
Turns out that the ancient Romans thought house frogs were lucky too, and kept live frogs as mascots. Many cultures consider it a sign that money is coming to you if a frog enters the house. Finding a frog outside is lucky too, and if frogs live in your garden, good fortune will come to the house and all its occupants. In Scotland today, frogs have been considered lucky since Celtic times and there are often stone frogs kept in the garden. Frog figurines have traditionally been given as housewarming gifts there and in many other parts of the UK as well.
   
The Amazing Life Cycle of a Frog
Both the Egyptians and Greeks believed frogs possessed a creative force – they were symbols of inspiration (as a writer, maybe I need more frogs…) and many cultures equate them with great transformative powers and even reincarnation. After all, frogs and toads are every bit as amazing as butterflies. They go through vastly different phases in their lives – from eggs they hatch into gilled tadpoles that can only live underwater, and then gradually transform to air-breathing land creatures. It’s not surprising that frogs are also associated with personal growth and achievement.

A common toad
The ultimate achievement is shown in an old story about a toad who had fallen in love with the moon and wanted to go there more than anything. Everyone told the toad that it was impossible to leap so high. But the toad decided not to listen and began jumping. Each time it jumped, it went a little bit higher. After many, many jumps, it finally reached the moon! While western cultures perceive the shape of “man in the moon”, the Chinese point to the “toad in the moon” instead. In some Asian tales, eclipses occur when the toad tries to swallow the moon itself.

Heket, frog goddess
Since frogs lay enormous quantities of eggs, it’s only natural that they would become a fertility symbol. The Egyptians depicted the water goddess, Heket, as a frog or as a woman with the head of a frog. She ruled conception and birth, was the goddess of midwifery and protected new-born babies. Egyptian women seeking to conceive often wore amulets which depicted Heket as a frog sitting on a lotus flower. Women in childbirth also wore these amulets. It’s interesting that in ancient Mesoamerica, many tribes worshipped a corn goddess who took the form of a frog or a toad with many udders – just like Heket, she was the patron of childbirth and fertility.

Frogs also became potent symbols of abundance. They appeared in vast numbers during the annual flooding of the Nile and it wasn’t long before the Egyptians adopted the frog as their hieroglyph for an immense number – 100,000. In Chinese folklore, it was said that frog spawn fell from heaven, and so frog meat may be still be referred to as "heavenly chicken", especially in rice-growing areas!

Frog brings fire to humans
Frogs and toads have appeared in ancient stories as heroes and benefactors of the human race. In Native American legends of the Southwest, the Frog is usually depicted carrying a piece of wood in its mouth, because the Mojave people believe it was the Frog who brought fire to humans. In some stories, Australia’s Aboriginal peoples credited the frog with bringing rain to make the plants grow. In Aztec folklore, the god Quetzacoatl assumed the form of a little blue frog in order to bring “the food of the gods” to humans – cocoa!

Frog soup?
Frogs and toads have often been associated with healing powers. A supposed cure for thrush, sore throat, and colds was holding a live frog with its head in the patient's mouth! As the frog breathed, it was said to draw the illness away from the patient and into itself. Warts were said to be cured by rubbing a frog or toad across them (which is odd, since there are so many old wives tales about frogs and toads causing warts!) Eating frog soup was said to cure whooping cough.


Chan Chu, the money toad
By the way, frogs and toads were usually interchangeable in myth and legend. A three-legged toad named Chan Chu is the traditional pet of the immortal Liu Hai, Chinese god of wealth. The toad is usually pictured with red eyes and a gold coin in its mouth, and is usually sitting on a pile of coins as well. Figurines of Chan Chu are used in the practice of Feng Shui in order to attract wealth both at home and at work. Businesses often keep a statue of Chan Chu near their cash register, and in the home, Chan Chu is never placed facing the door. The frog is to be placed as if he has just entered the home, bringing abundance with him!

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148 comments:

  1. Great frog post! I love frogs, especially the little green ones. The only problem is that in the summer, if it's especially wet outside, my backyard is CRAWLING (hopping?) with them! It's especially gross when it comes time to mow the lawn. Needless to say, that's usually when I recruit my husband to do it. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I'm not keen on frogs but I've tried frog legs and like most exotic foods, it taste like chicken! The dish I tried was cooked in soy sauce :D

    Crossing my fingers I win this

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  3. Fun post! I'd rather suffer that sore throat than put a frog in my mouth. We found a little frog in our front yard last year when cutting the grass (the frog was okay!), it was cute! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. My grandma loves frog stuff and we usually have tons of frogs in our yard in the spring and summer. Thanks for the giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8@hotmail.com

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  5. My mom loooves frogs. I got her a tiffany style froggy lamp for her birthday last year.

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  6. frogs always make me think of fairy tales and kissing a frog to turn it into a prince : ) i love the little frogs, they're so cute!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

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  7. I love frogs. They are so cute! I used to have a dachshund that loved frogs. He would chase them around, getting them to jump and licking them, so funny. During the summer where I live, I get tree frogs galore in my back yard and in my pool.
    June
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    1. Congrats June! Your name was drawn from the big blue mixing bowl as the winner of my giveaway. I'll be emailing you shortly. :)

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  8. I remember when i was younger there was this little pond by our house and me and my friends would go watch the tadpoles swim around. I used to have a froggy loofah!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  9. the little boy i tutor wouldn't stop talking to me about frogs so now i bring books about frogs to read with him

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Ummm I'm not sure what to say...

    I collect tadpoles when I was young :D!

    And I hate any food or dishes with frog legs in them.

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  12. I am afraid of them and my brother used to bring them home and put them in my bed. I still can't forgive him!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  13. no offence, but a hate froggs, they are so....
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  14. I have always loved frogs. I used to love to watch them when I was a little kid and was always happy to run into one as I was walking about the yard. When I got older I noticed that frogs would come to me in important times in my life when I needed a little encouragement. when my Mom was really sick in the nursing home a frog planted itself in front of my front door, it had never done that before or after, it stayed there in vigil until a few weeks after she died as a reminder of the fact that life is all about transformation and transcending our physical forms and of healing. I have since kind of became the crazy frog lady.

    Heidi Durham
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  15. I'm not a big fan of frogs but my brother used to collect furry frogs when he was a kid!

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  16. What a fascinating post about frogs. I can't believe they put the head of a frog in the patients mouth. I'd rather stay sick. lol
    Never liked the little fellas. Sorry, I can't stand to look at them. But very interesting info Dani. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity.
    Carol L
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  17. I'm not a big fan of frogs or toads. Apparently there's like a cane toads epidemic or something in Australia after they were introduced to kill something or other relating to sugar cane ages ago. I don't really know much about it because they're mostly further north than Sydney (started in Queensland), but we had to watch a video about it once for science in school. I mostly remember the video was really weird and old.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  18. My great grandmother absolutely loved frogs. We put a frog statue next to her grave, for her flowers we know she'd love it. I had a pet frog when I was like 12, no way I could do that now lol.

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  19. Never knew all that about frogs but I feel sorry for all the frogs that had their heads stuck in someone's mouth! They were probably terrified thinking they were about to be eaten! Yuck! They're cute little things frogs and I remember hunting for frog spawn as a kid so we could watch it turn into tadpoles and then frogs but I wouldn't want to touch one now let alone put a frog in my mouth no matter how ill I was! Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!
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  20. I am not fond of frogs, they are disgusting and they make a noise when I try to sleep. Now imagine my horror when my 5 year old daugther came running up to me with a frog clutched tightly in her little hands very proud of her new "friend". While I was trying to shoo her away with that awfull little thing it slipped out of her hands and she started crying over her lost friend. She cried for half an hour after which I chose the lesser of two evils and went in search of another froggie for her.
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  21. I love frogs, they are so cute and neat to look at but I don't like toads, eugh, not at all, they are so so gross!
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  22. I like frogs, especially small ones, they are so cute! But I would never pick up a toad, their skin is disgusting.

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  23. If you touch a frog without wetting your hands first you burn their skin with the acid from your hands.

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  24. Might I just say, that over here, in Germany, today isn't called Leap Day? Actually today hasn't got a special name at all, it's just 29th Febuary. The year has a special name so, as every year with 366 days has got. And I have to say it took me some time to figure out, what all the "Leap Day" comments and giveaways and stuff was about :D

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway though! I like frogs. Last year I worked in a kindergarten and one of the kids brought a bin full of tadpoles one day. He wanted to see them becoming frogs. It took some time to convince him to bring them back to the lake though :D

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  25. I don't mind frogs but my best friend loves them, her nickname for years has been froggy because of the amount of frog things she has collected over the years.
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  26. i love them ^^ they are useful and sometimes cute

    thanks you a lot for the international giveaway

    all the best

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  27. Awww... I love your post! The frosts are nice (for me just on the picture, coz in real life I'm afraid of them xD)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  28. Great post. Frogs sound really cool, i love right after it rains to set out side and leson to them:)
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  29. I'm terrified of frogs. Mostly the big ones. You just can't know when they are going to leap.

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  30. I'm not a fan of frogs/toads, but I'm re-reading Harry Potter and I don't think I would be too disappointed if I had a toad like Trevor. I don't know why. Just reading about Neville looking for him all the time makes me smile.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Kim

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  31. In the summer, I like to hear the frogs croak in the evening.
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  32. How very creative. I think I am going to love this blog! I used to love playing with toads when I was little. I still love picking them up but was freaked out when my family told me they would give me warts. Seriously they are cool and I would love for my son to have a pet frog someday!

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  33. Wow! This is an incredibly inspiring post. I had no idea that frogs were regarded so highly and were seen as signs of wealth, fertility and all sorts of good luck. Now I know that the next time I see a frog sitting next to the register at a store owned by a Chinese person, I will know exactly what it's there for. Thank you for taking the time to research and put together this informative post and for participating in this great hop.

    Best wishes for 2012!

    Sarah Bibi Setar

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  34. When I was younger my friends and I used to go out and catch frogs. It's funny looking back on it now because they totally gross me out at this point!!

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  35. Used to love playing with frogs when I was a kid! One day my cousin and I played hide and seek with them, and buried one in the sand! We got in trouble for that and we were afraid we blinded it...not been a fan of them ever since!

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  36. LOL not a fan of toads or frogs, but tadpoles are cute lol, My son had a whole bunch but none of them ever fully turned, it was like we had mutant frogs!

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  37. i dont like frog that much, i dont hate them either, my cousin's husband its a cartoonist and he loves frogs and reptiles, so he always take pics of frogs, and I love their draws because it looks very realistic.
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  38. Whoa I see frogs! And toads... And I'm supposed to make a comment about them.

    Hmmm let's see. I will give you some linguistic trivia then! Frog in Polish is "żaba" (pronounced jah-bah, but you read j like in French "je t'aime") and toad is "ropucha" (pronounced roh-poo-huh"). Fun? :D

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  39. I think the frogs are cute and I actually saw one in reality not just in pictures. They aren't so disgusting as everybody says. I don't think I'll keep one as a pet but still are funny, hoping around all day. I am pro frogs;)
    Plus is that story about the frog and the prince.....you know maybe is a prince out there :)

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  40. ahhh I forgot my email address
    just.andreeam@yahoo.com
    so sorry

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  41. Great post! Thank you. I think frogs are cute when depicted as pendants (I have one) or statues.I have never played with frogs, so don't know whether I would like the feeling of touching them, but I'm not afraid of them so I would love to try:) And seeing them in ponds and lakes makes me believe that water there is clean.
    Thank you for this international giveaway:)
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  42. When my daughter was learning to rider her bike, she would almost always find a tiny tree frog in the seat when she got to the bike. We still joke with her about the frogs riding her bike!
    arabianfancy@live.com

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  43. Sorry for the "r" in ride. I have a puppy and a kitten both in my lap today :-)

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  44. When my sixth child was a newborn I found a little frog attached to a blanket. That one little thing started his love and fascination with frogs.
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  45. hi! great giveaway1
    I have to say I love frogs! in summer my garden is full of them, and they make noise all night long!
    But I love them!
    Kisses
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  46. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I used to have this necklace with a frog pendant thingy. I wish I still had it. :)

    stephanie.verhaegen@hotmail.com

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  47. not too big a fan when it comes to frogs their interesting to look at sometimes thats about it..
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  48. Both the Egyptians and Greeks believed frogs possessed a creative force – they were symbols of inspiration. Very cool! I need some frogs in my life!

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  49. Never been a fan of frogs or taods, probably because at one of the apartment complexes we lived at there were frogs everywhere once the sun went down, they loved to hide in the grass and then jump on you, in front of you, on your back or in your bag as you walked in the grass. It was unsettling.


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  50. I love collecting anything frog related, my whole room is full of frogs.

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  51. We have a money toad. We aren't fantastically rich though so maybe they don't work very well! The coin fell out of it's mouth and we glued it back in .
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  52. We had tree frogs take up residence in our swimming pool a couple of years ago. We went on vacation and came back to frogs and frog eggs in our pool, gross! We had to drain it and clean it. We finally had to cut the trees down near the pool to keep them out!

    GFC Heather Schrock
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  53. Great fun post. :) I'm sorry but I don't like frogs, my garden was overrun with them last summer, they can jump pretty high yucky lol :)

    carlylily@live.co.uk

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  55. Frogs are not friends of mine when they get in the swimming pool and then in the skimmer basket. Do you know how yucky a frog gets when sucked into a skimmer basket in mid summer. Not a pretty sight. Even less pretty is me trying NOT to hurl when empty said skimmer basket. The only thing worse in the yuck factor, worms---don't even get me (gag) started(gag)on them in the skimmer basket.
    Thanks for participating in the hop!
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  56. Every time I've ever kissed a frog, no Prince appeared. So, I guess I've begun to get a bit discouraged. :/

    But, awesome giveaway! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
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  57. I saw my first frog 'in the wild' late last summer! I was so excited (can you tell I'm a city girl?!)!

    loverofanimals49@yahoo.com

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  58. Frogs annoy me a bit, but I'm okay with them... I like a frog dance that some Indian dancers do :P

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  59. I had a huge frog that lived on my porch where I used to live. If you propped the door open on a spring day, he would come sit in the doorway for hours and just watch everything going on in the house! He never came past the doorway, but was completely unafraid of me!

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  60. When I was younger I visited my aunts house and caught frogs all night with my Uncle. I don't think they liked being held but I liked them!

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  61. Frogs are so cute!!! I loved the fairytale The Frog Prince.

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  62. Hi ! I know frOgs mean good luck, though not so sure about frog soup is good for health:). Love your article about frogs, thanks for sharing :). arethazhen(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  63. wlll i now that a lot of princess in good book would kiss a frog and then he became a prince charming then the toad here in mo are big and fat they are good eating bt they are some that a re poison

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  64. I like the little green tree frogs but I like to look at them form afar. Slimy (mucus) creatures are not my thing. This is a great post on frogs and i may give them a chance. You Thanks for the giveaway.

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  65. When I first started dating my husband-to-be his little brothers were 7 years old (10 years younger than him). So to impress them I picked up a frog. It peed on me. We all got a good laugh and they were very impressed. They still love me to this day, but I'm not sure they remember the frog experience. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I think if my mum saw any of the above pictures she would freak out. She hates frogs. And that frog soup just looked gross btw. But I liked the facts. Very interesting. I think I might go rub my little frog figurine for good luck.

    Thanks!
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  67. thanks for the froggie info.
    Remember when my sons were little
    how they would love to catch tadpoles.
    Made for a wonderful conversation in that
    they become frogs.We would release them
    and have froggie fun hopping around by the
    pond. thanks for the great hop giveaway too
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  68. Not a big fan of frogs or toads. We have a couple that live in our garden in the summer. We call them toadie 1 & toadie 2 (because of dr seuss's thing 1 & 2.) Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  69. Cool post. I have one of those frogs that hold a stick in their mouth and when you run it down their back it makes a croaking noise (you have a picture of one).

    However, I must admit I caused the death of many frogs by feeding them to my pet turtle Jaws...

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  70. I had frog one time and it tasted liked chicken...I was tricked into eating it D:
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  71. talking about frog,,,make me chocking... i hate all about frog,,i dont know why....

    if there is a frog, I would run away..

    thanks

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  72. I never knew there were so many legends and myths about frogs. Really interesting!

    sugerlady@aol.com

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  73. wow.. the frog has that many hidden info.. i just know that if we fried it, it taste good :p

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  74. I actually keep a little silver frog in my purse at all times. That's the first thing that gets changed out when I change purses. My brother gave it to me years ago, not only is it cherished for good luck but as a gift. Not entering the contest, I've read and reviewed your books for the PRG, just dropping by.

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  75. I'm not really into frog stuff but my mom collects all kind of frog stuff.
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  76. I like frogs, but my mom really LOVES them! She has hundreds of frogs that she has collected over the years and has even kissed a frog! Every time I see one I think of her :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  77. we have green frogs in abundance in the summer...big eyes and all....

    caden @ pineland.net

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  78. Frogs are great! I saw a great exhibit on frogs at the New Orleans aquarium-I love the pretty brightly colored tree frogs!
    gokarter418 at aol dot com

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  79. I love green frogs but i've seen some of then that they're HUGE and they look so scary! I just let them be!! haha!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. Well, that was more than I ever thought I could learn about frogs. I used to have weird nightmares about giant frogs when I was a kid. True. And I dunno why, but they still kinda creep me out.

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  81. Ok so I guess that's why my parents have two adorable painted ceramic frogs hanging out in front of their door (my Mom's doing). I guess I should go get me some too :)
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  82. I know I've kissed a few... :) CJ

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  83. Interesting post. Frogs can be cool because sometimes the have awesome colors. Thanks for the chance.

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  84. I only like the "Coqui", there are little little frogs that are so cute! These little cute frogscan be found in Puerto Rico:)

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  85. I loved those little kits where you were allowed to "raise" your own tad poles. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  86. My sister in law loves everything Frog. I use to buy her frog figurines all the time

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  87. I have friends who are obsessed with frogs. Not exactly sure why. :-)

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  88. My 7 year old daughter loves frogs. She sleeps with a stuffed frog named Froggy!

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  89. I used to want to always catch frogs, but I was afraid of them touching me. (yeah, I don't know) so I mostly just chased them around the yard. lol
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  90. I think after watching Practical Magic I'm kinda on the border with frogs...
    What's even worst is there's this road by my house that ever time it rains the frogs come out in the 100s...it's insane...big...small...wholly boogers...
    I just don't know.....
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  91. The first time I learnt breaststroke aka frogstyle, I was thought to kick like a frog. It was fun and I still swim.
    tania_kwong(at)msn(dot)com

    Thanks for taking part in this blog hop with awesome giveaways:)

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  92. Hmmm something about frogs. Well my step dad has had lots of different kinds of frogs. He used to have this one that would bark like a dog...a very loud dog.

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  93. Frogs kinda freak me out. Not the theory of them, but anytime I am babysitting and one of the kids bring me one I make sure everyone washes their hands many many times.

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  94. I cant say i'm a big fan of frogs but toads are way worse - they're taking over everything in the northern areas of the country :(
    We had a bull frog (i think it was) that made the coolest noise, 1st & only one i've seen here - wonder why everyone else has frogs in their yards but me!
    Thanks for the great giveaway & for opening it internationally :)
    Kel xx

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  95. Hmmm something about frogs. Well, I had frog one time and it tasted liked chicken, and then i dont eat frog anymore. Just one taste, it's enough. Never ever again eat frog. LOL!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for making internationally!!

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  96. Not a fan of frogs, but they are OK if they are .... not real :)

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  97. im not a biggest fans of frogs, i have a bad experience with frog. although, i have a frog doll from naruto series, i named it gamachan.. lol

    aniway, thanks for making this international

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  98. I love little frogs and the sounds they and bull frogs make at night. It reminds me of where I grew up, there is a pond and the summer serenades would put you to sleep

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  99. ohh, i don't like frogs :! :DD maybe somebody like them and have them at home but-no-i won't :D however your post is realy amazing ;)

    and thx for giveaway :)

    xo-domissek-xo@seznam.cz

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  100. My main memory when thinking about frogs/toads/tadpoles is my younger brothers used to catch them at a local pond. One time my brother tripped and the glass canning jar broke and cut his wrist deeply. Almost lost my brother that day. Not the best of memories, but that's what it is.

    lisaisabookworm at gmail dot com

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  101. I love frogs. I especially like them in the evenings while they are croaking

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  102. I used to be scared of frogs. They would only come out in the night and hop around in the yard when I was visiting my grandparents.

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  103. As depressing as this is, the only time I see frogs is when they're mashed in my driveaway. I usually get something to pick them up and bury them though because I don't want the birds to get them, peck at their little bodies.

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  105. I remember play with my friends when I was a little girl... to catch tadpoles! That happened when you played with the boys, but I became very good catcher :D

    Thanks for the international chance!

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  106. What a great idea for a blog post! I've actually heard much of what you put up about frogs being lucky and helpful to the health since my aunt is a froggie freakazoid. Anyone with frog fear should definitely avoid her place as she collects live frogs and frogs in imagery.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  107. Frogs and toads are disgusting. Especially when they are dried up, I kicked one accidentally one time, it looked like a dried leaf. I ran 30feet away after I realized what it was.

    I also ate a toad before, it was like a mix of fish and chicken.

    lilianxchengATgmailDOTcom

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  108. I really haven't been around frogs and don't want to!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  109. I love the sounds of the frogs at night because I used to hear them on vacation next to the ocean.

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  110. I love the sounds of the frogs at night time but I have to be honest I've never been a big fan. After reading this blog I may to reconsider that..
    Cindy
    ctrim at wi dot rr dot com

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  111. Not entering, I won your swag at another blog, but this was a fun post and very interesting. Thanks!

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  112. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    samantha_7030@hotmail.co.uk
    -Sam
    [http://bookcrazedreviews.blogspot.com]

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  113. So thinking of frogs brought back 2 random memories from the past. One, I was probably 9 with my parents at an auction in the country. I spent the day catching frogs. (yuck). Two, I remember taking pictures of the beautiful frogs in Costa Rica in the rainforest. Wish I was there now!

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  114. My son collects everything 'frog-ie'...says it's for good luck. It's amazing the amount of frog stuff out there in the marketplace...I NEVER have a hard time finding him some cool/unique frog thing. He always loves it! Thx for the giveaway op for your awesome prize pk! :)

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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  115. I think frogs, mostly the very poisonous ones are cute but i am very much interested in the red eyed tree frog and the glass frog.... I saw them in TV once and i think their awesome....

    Thanks for the Giveaway
    kimberlylim_00@yahoo.com

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  116. This is awesome. I love shifters and the book sounds great and I love the cover. Hope I'll win it.

    About frogs? well, Kermit is the only frog I know :D

    amel.armeliana@gmail.com

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  117. What an amazing post! I truly enjoyed reading about it. I have the frog of wealth in my little indoor garden. I bought him from a magical little shop called Happy Rainbows, and he definitely brings me joy : ) I am participating in the hop as well (#127 ~ Fairday's Blog!) GFC name, Fairday Morrow. Thank you for the giveaway. Have a great weekend : )

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  118. When we lived in Arizona, we found a huge frog in our pool drain. The kids were all excited about it except for my youngest son. He was deathly afraid of it even after we had it trapped in a bucket. We still have a picture of him crying about it. He was 2 then and is 15 now. Thanks!

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  119. This was an awesome post! I didn't know all that about frogs which is bad because I LOVE frogs. My 1st son's entire theme was frogs. I also have two frogs that decorate outside my front door, another frog on a toadstool in the house, a colorful frog shower curtain & I have 4 african dwarf frogs in my fish tanks!

    LadyMagic0@aol.com

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  120. Great post. Frogs are pretty cool, but for me at a distance. I just dont feel the need to hold them. But I do like to see them.


    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  121. when we were younger we were down at the lake and we found a frog so huge that his legs folded up when we put him in a margarine container... I will never forget the giant frog...

    megnate at telus dot net

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  122. I love frogs - so much I even have a tattoo of one in black and white on my back !

    katlb82 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  123. I love frogs and have 2 tattoos of frogs representing my children on my leg. I also collect frog items. I have so many it's hard to remember them all but my favorites are a frog phone that ribbits when it rings and a frog purse. Spring and summer are my favorite seasons because I get to bring out all of my frog figures into the yard. Thank you so much for the interesting post and the giveaway.

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  124. Little frogs are cute but I'm afraid of the big ones.

    pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

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  125. My nephews just love to catch frogs at the pond. Even their little sisters are starting to join in on the fun. They catch them, and at the end of the day let them go. I love how they enjoy playing outside with nature. Thanks for the chance to win! amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

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  126. I remember when my brother was younger he had a pair of toads... one day when he went to school my mother went in to clean his room and put their tank on top of the heater and forgot about them.... Not a happy ending for those toads but I still find it rather amusing.

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  127. Hmm, Frogs and toads.. I worked in zoo for while so I watched them. Frogs are really common in our country. I love them as animated, but alive.. hm.. I dont like animals like that, but I have to say, that they are cute sometimes

    katerina.kopistova@seznam.cz

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  128. I love the frog prince :) <333


    catchingashootingstar[at]hotmail[dot]ca

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  129. I loved the Disney movie: Princess and the Frog.

    stella(dot)chen1994(at)hotmail(dot)ca

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  130. I used to make sure when we went camping that the kids didn't walk on the frogs, but no they just picked them up.

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

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  131. Thank you very much for the great giveaway! I really am not a frog person don't like them at all or know much about them! I am a cat lover I have four of them :)
    Thanks again for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  133. Frogs or Toads? I have never known the difference. I know that they can be healing and stories surround the. I had always hoped to kiss a Frog...and he would turn into my prince. LOL. It has not happened yet......

    brlucky7 at gmail dot com

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  134. What a great giveaway! :D Thanks so much! I remember long summer nights going toad hopping! So much fun! :) allicat0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  135. I find it interesting that frogs represent good luck in different countries.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  136. I spent many happy hours when I was a kid catching (and releasing) frogs. My kids loved doing the same thing.
    lindahl at rogers dot com

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  137. Where i came from, they eat frogs...I think i used to eat it also when i was young. It taste like chicken.. But now that i grew up, i don't think of eating it anymore..



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  138. My dad used to call my sister and I frog face when we were really little. I choose to look at it as him being affectionate. I'm not personally fond of the little buggers, but strangely, I bought a shower curtain with frogs all over it in primary colors on a white background. I think it was the bright colors that sold me on it.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  139. Wow! That was a really great post! I've always loved frogs. Some of my favourite memories from when I was a small child are of chasing and catching frogs. I always keep little frog ornaments in my house too. They're supposed to be lucky and they just make me happy.

    sweet_ophelia[AT]hotmail[DOT]ca

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  140. Don't ask me why, but frogs/toads creep me out nearly as much as snakes. *shudders*

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. I am NOT saying I like frogs, 'cause whenever I say you "like" something, somehow everyone I know finds out, and then I have to endure YEARS of getting tons of whatever it is every holiday -- from everyone *eyeing my collection of butterflies & wolves* ... so now, I just tell everyone I "collect" single malt scotch -- 15 years & over -- it works for me!!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  142. I like frogs and lizards, my grandma loves frogs and has a big collection of frog decor, I think frogs are cute and fascinating!!

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