For thousands of years, frogs and toads have been associated with myths, folklore and magic. Sadly many of these myths and tales portray them as demons, creatures associated with the devil. Some cultures however viewed them in a positive light, and saw them as representative of good fortune, protection, rain and fertility. In some cultures the toad symbolized resurrection and a higher stage of spiritual awakening.
As much as it was seen as a symbol of life and birth, it was also seen as a symbol of death. Some European myths tell that it was bad luck to kill a them for they housed the souls of dead children. In the ancient Zoroastrian religion of the Middle East it was associated with Ahriman (the most evil of all beings). In Europe, it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that it was given such an unfavourable reputation, and went from being a sacred symbol of creation to a manifestation of evil. The toad (along with other animals) was quickly associated with Witches, and thought to be their devoted magical animal used to carry out all sorts of diabolical deeds.
Place charms, spells, petitions, and other sacred items inside.
These bags were made from toads that are an invasive species.