Chinese Feng Shui Frog with coins symbol of money and wealth.
Frog is usually depicted as a bullfrog with red eyes, flared nostrils and only one hind leg (for a total of three legs), sitting on a pile of traditional Chinese cash, with a coin in its mouth. On its back, it often displays seven diamond spots symbolizing the Big Dipper, or the Plough, which plays an important role in Chinese astrology. The toad is often shown in the company of Liu Hai, a fabled 10th-century Chinese alchemist who learned the secret of immortality from the Chan Chu, and became a xian (immortal). In Japanese, Liu Hai is known as Gamma Sennin (Toad Sennin). There is a body of mythology about the pair, and they are sometimes included among the Eight Immortals, or depicted with members of this group.
According to Feng Shui beliefs, Jin Chan helps attract and protect wealth, and guards against bad luck.
The was also associated with the moon, the ultimate feminine force and legend says swallows the moon during an eclipse. But it’s the money aspects that make this frog so popular.
Uploaded: Sep 23, 2015
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