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Zoomorphic  adj.  Of or pertaining to zoomorphism.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Zoomorphic" Quotes from Famous Books



... the members of the tribe in relation to mythic personages, the mysterious beings in which the savage men believe. In the mind of the savage the world is peopled by a host of mythic beings, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic. The difference between man and brute recognized in civilization, is unrecognized in savagery. All animal life is wonderful and magical co sylvan man. Wisdom, cunning, skill, and prowess are attributed to the real animals to a degree often greater than to man; and ...
— Canyons of the Colorado • J. W. Powell

... religions had their "zoomorphic" or partially zoomorphic idols, gods in the shape of the lower animals, or with the heads and necks of the lower animals. In the same way all mythologies represent the gods as fond of appearing in animal ...
— Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 • Andrew Lang



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