Water was considered sacred by the Druids, and every river, spring and well had its guardian spirit or deity. Frogs and salamanders, because of their connection with both water and land they were often believed to be representatives of water spirits. As an ally to the healer and seer, amphibians were considered the ones to bring the blessings of rain and purification from the water spirits. Frog was also seen as a healing messenger of the Mother Goddess. In more modern traditions the frog and salamander symbolize purification, renewal, sensitivity and hidden beauty.