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Toads, OK does Any one know Any lore about toads. I use to but have forgotten what it is. Situation I have a toad that comes and sits with me when I go out front and sit to watch the stares. Some times it sits at my feet, and other times it sits at my side and I pet it, (no I don't get any warts). Some times it's at my right side and some times it's on my left. It will just sit there and let me pet it and then before I leave I will pick it up and put it in the bushes, where I know there are lots of Miskito for it to eat. Now I use to know some lore about this But cant remember what it is, and I'm tired of making my head he-rt trying to force the memory back. So does any one have some lore thy can pass on. Thx and MP
Oooo .. i love toad "magic." Sounds like a spirit guide come to teach you a thing or two. As for what it means, it all relates to how it relates to you.
yes Autumn Bridges I was thinking spirit guide or familiar don't know which tho and I remember some thing about frogs being bringers of life and toads being bringers of death. But I can't remember it or any thing about it for the life of me.
Toad Animal Totem: Inner Strength, Luck
The appearance of a Toad heralds a successful time of drawing upon and using our inner resources. Toads are associated with money and luck - especially changing your luck from bad to good. People with a Toad totem can see things and people more clearly. A Toad heralds the need for self-examination. Ask these questions: Am I hesitating to act and missing opportunities? Am I allowing fear to hinder progress? Have I forgotten my inner strength? A Toad totem is a representation of the Moon, and represents both Life and Death. In alchemy, the Toad signifies the dark side of Nature. In the ancient cultures of Mexico, the Toad symbolized the Earth.
Here's a paper I wrote: The Allegorical Value of Frogs (this includes toads)
Kiss them & they won't turn into a prince, but, if you lick them, you might take a special trip.
I remember something about ploughs being pulled by a team of frogs or toads to cause a bad harvest, but, I'm having trouble locating my source for that information.
Wow I got Toads in my garden I know i f you touch them they can give them a disease.
unless toads in your area are usually poisonous (some species are, usually those are brightly colored though) you will not get a disease from touching them.
sounds like you have yourself a familiar. This toad seems to be attracted to your energy. Maybe try doing a ritual outside when the toad is with you? see what happens. Also a meditation on the subject of your toad friend wouldn't go amiss. Ask your usual spiritual advisor/connection what you should do.
That is so awesome! I have no more to add to the lore, but it is VERY clear that this Toad has chosen you, and it is sweet that you put him in the cover of shrubs where food is. Since he choose you, make a small sacred space for him, with water and plants, whatever a toad likes for a living evironment.
I have small tree frogs here where I live, about my 2nd year here, I began to hear them out front where I had a small bowl of water for my cat when she went out, discovered the frogs were hanging out there for the bugs and what not, so I got a bigger water bowl, added some rocks and planted some plants around for cover and now I have a chorus every spring. I think your new friend would like that, you too, a sacred little corner.