Questions tagged [animals]

For questions relating to animals in mythology and folklore, symbolism and iconography.

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Why did Egyptian Gods have animal heads?

Most Egyptian gods have animal heads. Why is that?
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Why are goats associated with Satan?

Why is the goat often associated with Satan in various religious folklore and illustrations? What makes the goat satanic?
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Why are cows sacred in India?

Does it purely have to do with ahimsa or is it also partly based on the status of Nandi? (If Nandi is a factor, does this also bear on the protected status of monkeys per Hanuman's assistance to Rama?...
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