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Lucky Money Toad

Lucky Money Toad

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Lucky Money Toad

Few symbols embody feng shui the way the three legged toad does.

Size: 3"h x 4"w x 5"d

Material: poly resin

The money frog legend

Like many symbols in Chinese lore, the money frog came from a legend. The legend is about a frog named Chan Chu. The story begins that a wife of one of the eight immortals stole the elixir of immortality and fled to the moon. When she drank the elixir, it turned her into an ugly toad. Compassionate gods allowed her to keep the tail of a tadpole, or third leg, versus two legs of a fully developed toad.

The toad, Chan Chu, liked money, too, and was tempted into a well with gold coins. One reason wealth frogs are said to be associated with money is that they can always be found where there is water. And because water means wealth, the relationship of wealth and water were associated with the toad.

Chan Chu 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.

Placing the money toad

According to Feng Shui beliefs,Chan Chu helps attract and protect wealth, and guards against bad luck. Because it symbolizes the flow of money, Feng Shui lore insists that a Chan Chu statue should not be positioned facing the main door (“outward”). It also “should never be kept in the bathroom, bedroom, dining room or kitchen”.

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