Chinese folklore has it that a three-legged toad lived on the moon, also explaining a full eclipse: The toad had swallowed the moon. Similarly, if more ferociously, the Aztec toad goddess Tlaltecuhtli was supposed to have swallowed the sun in her “‘maw of the netherworld, a womb of cyclic destruction and rebirth.”
Frogs also symbolize fertility and birth rituals. Describing an ancient Egyptian faience frog statue,The Book of Symbolsnotes: “The squatting birth position of a woman, when her legs are widely parted, bears a striking resemblance to that of a frog.” The extraordinary degree of the shape-shifting frog—from round egg to tadpole to long-limbed amphibian—also added to the animal’s mystique and symbol of transformation.
Made from natural Obsidian volcanic glass.
Beads made from Obsidian as well.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment.
Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Obsidian aids the digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps.