Posted: Dec 12, 2019 11:16 am
by Cito di Pense
Spearthrower wrote:
Fenrir wrote:Therianthropes?

I'm never really into the suppositious elements of these discussions - it could be invoking the great deer spirit for help in the hunt - it could be a transmutation ritual to embody the hunters with the powers of nature - it could be... just as it could be something the artist just thought was fucking cool, or perhaps they were just shit at drawing. :dunno:

Edit: Oh wait... I might have misread your post. Was that a wtf does that word mean? It's like 'lycanthropy' - the ability to shapeshift into a kind of half-human half-animal or metamorphize into an animal shape from the Greek 'therion' meaning beast.

There are classifications that use(d) terms like "titanothere" or "Uintatherium". Uinta is a reference to the American West, if you inta that.