Thought of as having the form of a beast. Used of a deity.(adjective)
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Use "theriomorphic" in a sentence
"The failure of even the most stringently iconoclastic monotheists is that while they reject the animal heads, the horns and the hooves of theriomorphic deities they nevertheless maintain the absurd anthropomorphism of not just humanity but masculinity."
"To ascribe features of masculinity to the divine is as blasphemous as to ascribe features of bestiality -- as in the theriomorphic deities of pagan religions so abhorred by monotheism -- the very blasphemy that iconoclasm reacts against."
"To accept one's 'therianism' therian - derived from theriomorphic- is a person who believes his core identity is that of an animal, or an animal's spirit I believe."