Zoomorphism

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The word zoomorphism derives from the Greek ζωον (zōon), meaning "animal", and μορφη (morphē), meaning "shape" or "form".wikipedia
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Animal style

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The zoomorphic style of decoration was used to decorate small objects by warrior-herdsmen, whose economy was based on breeding and herding animals, supplemented by trade and plunder.

Anthropomorphism

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From the beginnings of human behavioral modernity in the Upper Paleolithic, about 40,000 years ago, examples of zoomorphic (animal-shaped) works of art occur that may represent the earliest evidence we have of anthropomorphism.

Hybrid beasts in folklore

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Hybrids often originate as zoomorphic deities who, over time, are given an anthropomorphic aspect.

Christian views on sin

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The first reference to "sin" as a noun is of "sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it” waiting to be mastered by Cain, a form of literary theriomorphism. The first use of the verb is God appears to Abimelech "in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her.”" in Genesis 20:3. Isaiah announced the consequences: "But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Waterwolf

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The term waterwolf is an example of zoomorphism, in which a non-living thing is given traits or characteristics of an animal (whereas a non-living thing given human traits or characteristics is personification).

Ancient Egyptian religion

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At the same time, animals were ritually buried, a practice which may reflect the development of zoomorphic deities like those found in the later religion.

Therianthropy

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Ancient Egyptian deities

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These forms include men and women (anthropomorphism), animals (zoomorphism), and, more rarely, inanimate objects.

Shapeshifting

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Iconography

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Desmond Morris

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Desmond Morris in The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, Robert Ardrey in African Genesis and Konrad Lorenz in On Aggression all wrote from a sociobiological perspective.

The Naked Ape

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Desmond Morris in The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, Robert Ardrey in African Genesis and Konrad Lorenz in On Aggression all wrote from a sociobiological perspective.

The Human Zoo (book)

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Desmond Morris in The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, Robert Ardrey in African Genesis and Konrad Lorenz in On Aggression all wrote from a sociobiological perspective.

Robert Ardrey

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Desmond Morris in The Naked Ape and The Human Zoo, Robert Ardrey in African Genesis and Konrad Lorenz in On Aggression all wrote from a sociobiological perspective.