"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow
old because we stop playing."
George Bernard Shaw
This cutie was not meant
just to bring me luck, but
(I suppose) mostly to keep my connection with some
other, better world outside, opened. And, yes, it helps. No
matter how, it brings me joy and keeps me smiling, even
when the going gets tough. And, that's all.
Trying to learn more the blue frog, I found some
Egyptian Symbol of Fertility and Regeneration:
The frog had several Egyptian names but the most
commonly used was kerer which represented the
sound of a frog.
The life cycle of the frog, which of course included the
tadpole stage, became the hieroglyph for 100,000, and it
often decorated the shen ring thereby wishing Pharaoh a
100,000 year reign. Heket, the goddess of childbirth,
particularly in the final stages of labour, was the
diety most closely associated with the frog.
Plus four of the eight gods connected with the creation
legend were said to have frog faces. These were Heh,
Kek, Nun and Amun.
As such, the frog was also thought of as 'the emblem of
chaos', of primal matter, wet and unformed - the symbol
of unformed man. Frogs were carried as talismans and
were often placed within the wrappings of mummies as
magical amulets to ensure rebirth for the deceased.
Aztec Legend of Sun God Nanahuatzin and Chocolate:
Aztec legend holds that chocolate, the “food of the
gods,” was hidden from human beings inside cocoa pod
beans by the sun god, Nanahuatzin. Mankind owes our
knowledge of the divine dish to Xocolati, the god of
delight. Xocolati appeared to humans as a blue frog and
sang his distinctively delightful song from the bitter
waters of the great pond, giving pleasure to the hot
Dendrobates azureus - from Wikipedia:
Dendrobates azureus is a type of poison dart frog found
in South America, specifically in the Sipaliwini
District in Suriname. Dendrobates azureus is widely
known as the Blue Poison Dart Frog or by its Tirio
Indian name, Okopipi.
Within its native range, Dendrobates azureus is found in
dark moist areas, especially under rocks near streams.
Unlike most frogs, it lays its eggs on land, usually
under a rock in a mossy area.
Although Poison dart frogs are known for their skin
toxin, used on the tips of arrows or darts of natives,
in reality only the species of the Phyllobates genus are
used in this manner, although all poison dart frogs have
some level of toxicity. The paralytic neurotoxins are
not produced by the frog itself, but taken from many of
its insect prey in the wild and deposited in the skin.
As a result, frogs raised in captivity (often for the
pet market) lack defensive poison.