Animals as Divinities

We examine how, sometimes, man has made an animal into a god. It is a journey through time, a journey to the heart of the great civilizations, to identify and learn about the divinity of sacred animals of yesterday and today.

Explore the totem animal, the evolution of the status of the sacred animal in ancient Egypt, origins and meanings of animal mummies, animals as messengers of the gods. Explore how observation supports the symbolism attached to animals, divination by animals, the case of the snake, does and ewes in the Christian religion, cursed animals, the last sacred animals, the case of jainism, the deification of the monkey and the rat in India, the cult of Ganesh, elephant in animal pantheon, and the sacred cow.

Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English