Thursday, February 3, 2011

THERIOMORPH: Encyclopedia II - Animal worship

Treating cults according to their meaning, which is not necessarily identical with the cause which first led to the deification of the animal in question, we can classify them under ten specific heads: Animal worship - Pastoral cults. The pastoral type falls into two sub-types, in which the species is spared and sometimes receives special honour at intervals in the person of an individual.

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