Latin name: Rana
Other names: Botrace, Botro, Grenouille, Orospo, Rainne, Rayne, Rospo

Land frogs die if exposed to rain

General Attributes

Land frogs can withstand the heat of summer, but die if exposed to rain. Water frogs, when overheated by the sun's rays, dip into a fountain to cool off.

In some cases the description is specifically about the toad, which is here included with the frog. Toads were considered to be poisonous.


Augustine [5th century CE] (City of God, Book 16, chapter 7): Frogs are produced from the earth.

Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 6:58): Frogs (ranae) are named from the noise they make in their swamps.