Zoomorphism is the shaping of something in animal form or terms. Examples include:
- Art that imagines humans as animals
- Art that creates patterns using animal imagery, or animal style
- Animal-deities, such as exist in Egyptian mythology
- Therianthropy: the ability to shapeshift into animal form
- The tendency of viewing human behaviour in terms of the behaviour of animals, analogous to anthropomorphism, which views animal behaviour in human terms
- Fenrisulfr, a wolf in Norse
- Airavata, the king god of elephants in Indian mythology.
- Clawfoot bathtub, with feet in the shape of a lion's paws.
- The common representation of the Holy Spirit as a dove in Christianity.
- Mark as a lion in Christianity.
- A literary phrase such as "The roar of the ocean".
- The ancient Egyptians gods were based on animals.
- The sphinx from the "Oedipus the King" written by Sophocles
- Equestropomorphism, animating objects that take the actions of a horse. For instance, in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the army that fights the Nazis is composed of anthropomorphized knightly body armor and equestropomorphized horse armor.
- ↑ Hope B. Werness, The Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004, px. ISBN 0826415253
- ↑ Simson R Najovits, Egypt, Trunk of the Tree: A Modern Survey of an Ancient Land, Algora Publishing, 2004, p279. ISBN 0875862012
- ↑ Gerina Dunwich, Wicca A to Z: A Modern Witch's Encyclopedia, Kensington Pub Corp, 1998, p155. ISBN 0806519304
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