Sentence Examples


  • It will appear that, while the non-civilized gods are often theriomorphic, made in accordance with the ideas of non-civilized men, the civilized gods retain many characteristics of the savage gods, and these characteristics are the " irrational element " in the divine myths.
  • These two birds in many tribes give names to the two great exogamous and intermarrying divisions; in their case there is a va et vient of divine, human and theriomorphic elements, just as in the Greek myths of Zeus.
  • All these are more or less anthropomorphic, but retain, as will be seen, numerous relics of a theriomorphic condition.
  • Perhaps it is safer to attribute theriomorphic shapes of 4 Rig Veda, x.
  • For the composite character of Quetzalcoatl as a "culturehero " (a more polished version of Qat), as a " nature-god," and as a theriomorphic god see Muller (op. cit.
 

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