A member of the Supernatural and Fantastic Wayfarers Association
Hanged Frog had been nominated in the past for the Joseph Campbell
for Best Semi-Actual Persona.
While his name stimulated images of a frog walked around with a head at
some bizarre angle, with a black, swollen tongue forced to lolling out
of a mouth by a lynched neck, the Hanged Frog did not look the least
bit Hanged. He was certainly a frog, a tall, green frog built along
roughly human lines. He stood on two sturdy legs, with his large webbed
feet crammed into green leather boots. He wore green tights and a green
short-sleeved tunic that displayed his well-muscled arms. His hands
were huge and webbed. He had a froggy human face with a croaking voice.
His name came from the mistranslation of an archaic play, which was
once more accurately printed as "Thee Frogge welle-Hunge. A read
through this play was requried to understand the reference, and as
archeologists have been unable to uncover any surviving manuscripts of
this obscure work, the origin of his name may forever remain unknown.
|SOURCE(S): The Zork Chronicles|