The Strong Toad is a magical amphibian from Chilean folklore.
The Strong Toad resembles a normal toad in general appearance, but as its name suggests is much more powerful than any other toad. It has a tough, turtle-like shell on its back, and its body can glow in the dark like a firefly. Its skin is so strong that it is almost impossible to kill. The only known way to destroy a Strong Toad is to burn it thoroughly, reducing it to cinders.
Besides being close to invulnerable, the Strong Toad's eyes also contain a strange ability. The creature is able to attract and repel other living creatures close to it, including humans, with its stare alone. This odd power gives the small and otherwise inoffensive animal its name.
- Borges, Jorge Luis. The Book of Imaginary Beings.