The Frogs is a comic play by Aristophanes , in which the choir of frogs sings the famous onomatopoeic line: "Brekekekex koax koax. In the New Testament , frogs are associated with unclean spirits in Revelation Medieval Christian tradition based on the Physiologus distinguished land frogs from water frogs representing righteous and sinful congregationists, respectively. In folk religion and occultism , the frog also became associated with witchcraft or as an ingredient for love potions. Other frog proverbs include the American "You can't tell by looking at a frog how high he will jump.
In Chinese traditional culture, frog represents the lunar yin , and the Frog spirit Ch'ing-Wa Sheng is associated with healing and good fortune in business, although a frog in a well is symbolic of a person lacking in understanding and vision. The supposed behavior of frogs illustrating nonaction is told in the often-repeated story of the boiled frog : put a frog in boiling water and it will jump out, but put it in cold water and slowly heat it, and it will not notice the danger and will be boiled alive.
The story was based on nineteenth century experiments in which frogs were shown to stay in heating water as long as it was heated very slowly. It will die. If you put it in cold water, it will jump before it gets hot—they don't sit still for you. The short poem What a queer bird , which appeared in magazines in the s, is about the qualities of a frog from a bird's perspective. In Finland, miniature wooden coffins containing frogs have been discovered under the floors of some churches, and in other places such as in a field, under a cowshed, in rapids, or in a hearth.
They are thought to have been part of a practice of magic, or to protect against magic.
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The Moche people of ancient Peru worshipped animals and often depicted frogs in their art. Moche frog, AD. Hermenegildo Bustos , Still life with fruit , Old Dutch tile from Friesland. The theme of transformation features prominently in popular culture, from The Frog Prince to fantasy settings such as the Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger video games with magic spells that turn people into frogs. Michigan J. Frog featured in a Warner Brothers cartoon. Pepe the Frog is a frog character from a webcomic which became a popular Internet meme , and was eventually appropriated as a symbol of the controversial alt-right movement.
Frogs are eaten, notably in France. One dish is known as cuisses de grenouille , frogs' legs, and although it is not especially common, it is taken as indicative of French cuisine.
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From this, "frog" has also developed into a common derogatory term for French people in English. Freddo Frog is a popular Australian chocolate,  while frog cake is a Heritage Listed South Australian fondant dessert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The British Museum Press. Symbolic and Mythological Animals. London: Aquarian Press. Wallis On the Primaeval Ocean. De Herodoti Malignitate , 43, or Moralia, f.
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