Due to its numerous offspring, Egyptians associated the frog to fertility, rebirth and thus, afterlife. Such amulets were mostly worn by women in the hope for a new-born and for a less painful childbearing. This is why frogs were also associated with the Creator God Khnum or whit the Goddess of birth Heqat, always as a symbol of life creation and thus often found as votive offerings in several temples. When worn by men instead, they were seen as a protector for the afterlife. Many frog amulets were in fact found on mummies’ wrappings.
To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings.