Toad Figure on a Belt (Detail)

Toad Figure on a Belt (Detail)

In Inca communities the toad represents an animal who lives a double life[link to a page or two on Inca duality]–on land and in the water. The croaking of toads in November or December introduces the beginning of the rainy season. Toads are associated with rain and growth.

The toad looks like a juggler but the circles probably represent seeds or “eyes.”[link to ????]