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- n. A generic term for any mythical being which is part human, part animal.
- n. Someone with an intense spiritual or psychological identification with a non-human animal.
If we have werewolves (or any other sort of lycanthrope, or "therianthrope") in the Alpha Institute (so far, we don't), they will not be furries by another name.
The lion-man statuette found in Germany is a therianthrope – part human part animal.
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