Frogs in witchcraft

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Frogs in witchcraft

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What do frogs represent? I had a rather bizarre vision of frogs used in ritual work, and don't know what to make of it.

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Frogs often rep spiritual transformation. The symbolism is their natural change from eggs in a sack into tadpoles & then into frogs that both swim in the water element & hop around on land, the earth element. Both earth & water elements have passive energy applications which supports the spiritual associations.

Toads have their own historic presence within the Craft for the toxins they secrete & there is a toad-bone ritual for obtaining a specific toad bone from a specific species (not just any toad) that is believed to augment psychic ability. Obviously the toad dies in the gruesome process.

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I agree! My coven is very fond of frogs; they're our unofficial mascot. They are a powerful symbol of metamorphosis, transformation, and change.
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Aren't they associated with Hekate and her possible origins as an Egyptian goddess?
I am the Earth, The Sun and the Stars
And I am the also the Moon
I am all animal and birds,
And I am the outcast as well, and the thief
I am the low person of dreadful deeds,
And the great person of excellent deeds
I am Female. I am Male and I am Neuter.
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Since you mention it I went looking & found a long write up on Hekate at angel fire website regarding Her liminal facets & copied this: All wild animals are sacred to Hekate & She sometimes appears three headed as dog, horse & bear or dog, snake & lion. But the creatures of darkness & of the earth are most sacred to Her; ravens, owls, crows, snakes & dragons. The frog, significantly a creature that can cross between two elements, is also sacred to Hekate and the Egyptian goddess Heqit.

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I hadn't associated frogs with metamorphosis before this. Apparently my high school biology class was either too long ago, or did not sufficiently impress me.
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Death into truth... is the transformative work of frogs.

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