Ancient Egyptian bestiary: Frogs and toads
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Frogs and toads
A frog also accompanied the god of the Nile. The amphibians certainly were great friends of the water. As Ankhsheshonq had it in his Instruction:
The frogs praise Hapy, the mice eat the emmer.The Nileflood was generally a happy occasion, celebrated by people and animals alike, among them frogs and toads:
The lotos flowers which have arisen out of the flood proclaim the joy.One of the Egyptian words denoting 'frog' is wHm-anx, meaning literally 'He who repeats life'. A harper's song wishes the listener well:
If you were as a perfect living person, may you renew yourself in your time and command years like a frog, and may you return as you were.
 After a transliteration and German translation on the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website: Altägyptisches Wörterbuch, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften: 4. Poetische Literatur => Harfnerlieder => Harfnerlieder Texte seit LA" II, 1977 => Nefersecheru (Saujet el-Meitin) => Harfnerlied
 After a transliteration and German translation on the Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae website: Altägyptisches Wörterbuch, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften: 4. Poetische Literatur => Hymnen an die Überschwemmung => oDeM 1675 => Ein Nilhymnus
 Lurker 1998, p.75