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1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) another word for theriolatry
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the identification of animal characteristics with a supernatural being
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the worship of deities that are partly animal and partly human in form. Also called therianthropism, theriolatry. — theriomorphic, theriomorphous, adj.See also: Animals
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