Croaking Frogs


Why frogs have croaking voices: Agni is the Vedic fire god of Hinduism, and he is also a messenger. As such, when Shiva and Uma*s relations threatened to destroy the world, the other gods begged Agni to intervene. He did not wish to do so, and instead fled into the water to avoid the duty. Agni*s fiery heat set the waters churning and steaming, boiling in his wake so that the creatures who dwelt in the normally cool and dark depths swam away in fear. The frogs swam to the surface and told the other gods where Agni was hiding. Angered at that betrayal, he cursed the frogs to croaking voices in retribution for their wagging tongues, so that no one would be able to understand them.

Size: 6 x 6 inches
Medium: Ink
©2020, Stephanie Law
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