from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having both human and animal forms
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by imagination or worship of superhuman beings represented as combining the forms of men and beasts.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
VenomIreland wants to be therianthropic. koenjicalling
That the religion of ancient Japan -- known as Shinto, or "the way of the gods" -- had not fully emerged from therianthropic polytheism is proved by the fact that, though the deities were generally represented in human shape, they were frequently conceived as spiritual beings, embodying themselves in all kinds of things, especially in animals, reptiles, or insects.
Therianthropy refers to the metamorphosis of humans into other animals. from n. therianthrope and adj. therianthropic, part man and part beast, from the Greek theríon, θηρίον, meaning
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.