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People make gods in their own image. If animals had hands and liked to sculpt and paint, they would make gods with animal features. People have crossed over and made animal-like gods: Hanuman, Ganesha.
The Ethiopians made their gods black and snub-nosed; the Thracians say theirs have blue eyes and red hair: Yes, and if oxen and lions and horses had hands, and could paint with their hands, and produced works of art as men do, horses would paint the forms of gods like horses, and oxen like oxen, and make their bodies in the image of their several kinds.
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