As you may have noticed, both the company and all of our products are named after fables. We did this because of the power that fables and storytelling hold. Traditionally, fables and stories have been used for thousands of years to convey complex ideas about morals and culture. Across the globe, many cultures have created similar fables with slight variations to suit their traditions. At Scorpion and Toad, we love rituals and tradition. Because of that, we created beautiful story cards that come with each of our products. Read them. Re-read them. The interpretation can be ever-changing, and is completely up to you.


A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream. The scorpion asks the frog to carry him across the stream on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion replies, “because if I sting you while you cross the stream, surely I shall drown too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out. But in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, but has just enough time to gasp. “Why? Why would you do this?”

The scorpion replies: “It’s in my nature.”