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Q: money frog and all of its symbolism ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: money frog and all of its symbolism
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: businessjuice-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 23 Oct 2006 14:26 PDT
Expires: 25 Oct 2006 11:48 PDT
Question ID: 776157
I want to know what the money frog represents (can you verify that in
Chinese lore the money frog is thought to protect GOODS -- it's easy
to find that it protects wealth), and what each of the symbols
contained on the money frog are and what they represent? For instance,
there's a yin/yang symbol on his back and something about a dragon on
there, and a constellation, etc.

This had some great information but it's now a dead-end:

I need the full story on the money frog because we want to pull out
the various symbols one by one and tell our own story through them (I
represent a start-up company in the supply chain technology space).

Clarification of Question by businessjuice-ga on 24 Oct 2006 05:11 PDT
We'll be using this imagery of the money frog and so would also
need to know what the flames on the legs symbolize, and the crown,
perhaps the colors, etc.


Clarification of Question by businessjuice-ga on 24 Oct 2006 10:15 PDT
Help!  I need this information by the end of today (Tuesday, Oct. 24)
to prepare for the meeting tomorrow on this!

Clarification of Question by businessjuice-ga on 25 Oct 2006 04:19 PDT
There's still some time left -- is there anyone out there who can find
this information for me this morning???

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 25 Oct 2006 05:24 PDT
Here's a link with a bit of the back story behind the frog:

Note that there's a link on the right to a Symbol Glossary.

Wish I had time before your deadline to dive into this some more, but alas...


Clarification of Question by businessjuice-ga on 25 Oct 2006 07:57 PDT
pafalafa-ga -- thanks!  I did see this in but didn't notice
the symbol glossary!

would you be able to dive into the answer for me if you had a couple
of more hours?  my meeting is tentative for 2:00 Eastern but may be
delayed until tomorrow.  please let me know!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 25 Oct 2006 08:15 PDT
I don't have time during the day, but could certainly have a look this
evening, if no other researcher has provided an answer by then.

Let me know later in the day if it's still of interest...


Clarification of Question by businessjuice-ga on 25 Oct 2006 09:35 PDT
okay - thanks!  please check back here when you free up tonight.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: money frog and all of its symbolism
From: pinkfreud-ga on 23 Oct 2006 14:44 PDT
Here's a bit of info:

"Money Frog (also called Three Legged Toad or Frog or 'Chan Chu') is
the most significant symbol of prosperity in Feng Shui. It is linked
to the moon due to its transformation during the phases of the moon,
associated with monetary gain, wealth and good health. Chinese legends
had said Money Frog was the wife of one of the the Eight Immortals.
She was being punished for stealing the peach from the heaven. She
craves for money and wherever people see a Three Legged Frog, there is
a bed of money surrounding it. For generations since ancient China,
this mythical Money Frog is one of the five chinese holy creatures
that protects us against misfortune and brings to our household bigger
enrichment in wealth. We're talking about creating abundance in wealth
for serious Feng Shui practitioners.

Traditionally, the Money Frog is usually depicted holding a Ching
Dynasty coin in its mouth and sitting on lots of gold ingots, coins
and wealth. To make the symbol more powerful, a good Money Frog will
have a throne on its head to signify its authority of creating wealth.
Besides, a bagua would also be carved on its back to protect against
loss of money that had been gained. To enhance it even more, a better
Money Frog would also carry strings of chinese coins tied behind its
back... there are 7 dots of stars to represent 7 Great North Pole
stars of the bagua, which fundamentally triggered the study of Feng
Shui in ancient China."

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