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something Ive touched on before but I was wondering what peoples views were on it or any stories youd like to share, I love hearing from fellow kin and even more so helping people understand the subject ^^
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Mongrelistic Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   General Artist
Therianthropy isn't exactly to do with ones soul. It CAN, but there's cases where it wouldn't (lack of belief in souls, plenty of atheist therians exist). It's when someone identifies as some shape or form as a non-human animal. Otherkin are folk who apply this towards mythological creatures or even potentially aliens(although I've heard the term star-child used in that context). For many it's more seemingly psychological or having a mix of empathy and other deep connections towards a particular species(s).

I used to have an assortment of beliefs about it if you had asked me about 8-10 years ago. As I've grown older I realize how much of an agonistic I really am. There's very little you can prove or disprove about anything like this. I certainly feel misplaced in this body time to time, but I embrace the fact I am human and appreciate the wonderful things I can do as such (being intelligent, having thumbs, and all that is kind of awesome). If reincarnation and such does exist, then we're here to have a human experience. (:
What I find unfortunate is when many young therians/kin seem to get so frustrated about this and express so much hate for being human. 

Either way. I don't know why I feel the way I do nor do I really care. All that matters is being comfortable with oneself. ^^
grumdark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey bruh!
i'm a winged wolf therian. i actually had to leave tumblr recently because people were bullying me about it but i was sexyragecomics/st-spicas-prince, i think you followed me.
it's really tough because like i wanna be myself but if i do people call me a "sparklewolf" or "special snowflake" but im just like?? going with the way i feel to myself and it's not hurting anyone so idk why they have to be so rude.
i love talking about therianthropy/otherkin topics and just in general chatting and feeling comfortable with talking about the way you feel without worrying what the other person will say. if you ever wanna chat hit me up !! always available and willing to 'kin talk uvu
FALLEN-WARRIOR-008 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Im a wolf Therian :D
Rogue343 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I never really knew what it was.
I grew up (well, growing) in a rather... non-understanding household lets say.
Basically my father has the view that anything like religion is essentially stupid, so yeah.
What is it? I haven't really found anything that seems like a decent explanation, and the comments section doesn't seem to help.
I'm curious is all.
LaughingBanana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This seems to explain it;
  • Therianthropy is categorized by a deep integral or personal belief that you, are in some way, a non-human animal. External factors (being hairy, having heightened senses, barking, howling, etc.) are irrelevant to whether you’re a therian or not."

So yeah :P I didn't know until now.
Rogue343 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Hmm, thanks.
I was quite curious 
RhyinaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Before actually knowing what therianthropy was, I never understood some of my childhood habits (which are still with me nowadays ^^; ), but after looking it up, I found it was really interesting and it explained all of those weird habits I had (have).

Back when I was little, ever since I can remember, I actually would walk on my toes (like a dog or a cat does), howl, snarl/growl if I got angry, and I had some kind of 'phantom' ears and a tail. Because of all that, my parents actually had a test done on me when I was five to see if I had psychosis or something (I didn't, and thinking back on it, I am insulted that they would even consider that as an explanation), but after doing research, I have figured out that I am a wolf/canine/cat therian (can't figure out which one exactly..), and am still attached to my therian form. I admittedly still walk on my toes, growl if I'm angry, snarl if I'm REALLY pissed off, yelp or wince when I get injured, bite people if they put their hands right up to my face, and even still have that 'phantom' tail and ears going on (whenever I walk around, it's like I can feel the tail swaying back and forth, and when I'm sitting down, I feel it twitch and sway in response to my emotions; I can actually somehow semi-prick my ears forwards, and somewhat feel them go back when I'm irritated or sad).

I never thought there was a name for it, and I (foolishly) thought that everyone had the same thing going on with them, but I am glad I finally know what it is~

redwinewhitewings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would just like to say I had never heard of therianthropy until you mentioned it, and I would like to thank you for helping me put a name to and better understand a lot of things I've thought and believed for a long time! I'm still fairly new and I haven't figured out my animal, as I feel connected to many different animals and varying levels and its hard to figure out which ones really mean the most to me. Its been really interesting reading about it and trying to figure it out, and most of all hearing from other people who share the views I always thought were simply my own mind trying to explain some strange ways I have of doing things and the way I feel about some things!
Rainfire02 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks to you I can put a name to it!!
The reason I like gray tabbies so much is because I used to think that my orange tabby would turn into a tiger, and that gray tabbies turned into silver tabbies. And I think it's relatively obvious I believe there's an animal in me if im commenting on this journal haha.
Were you ever able to figure out whcih animal was yours? between the lynx and the bird?
CloudedThoughts15 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
I'm fairly new to Therianthropy, I was wondering if you had any tips or facts on it to help me better understand it.
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