Writing prompt – therianthropic

Resting Hare by Graham Evans pic cr Jack Offord

Resting Hare by Graham Evans. Photo credit Jack Offord

The human figure with an animal head is a common motif in ancient myths and religions, and one I rather love. Shown here is Resting Hare by Graham Evans, on display as part of the 164th RWA Annual Open Exhibition in Bristol until 27th November 2016.

Who is this hare with a human body? Why has his head been transformed, or vice versa? Or is this a tale about an artefact with unknown powers?

Oh, and in case you were wondering, therianthropic means combining the form of an animal with that of a human.

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