The fact that Neolithic cave paintings are primarily concerned with animal imagery is testament to the powerful impression that animals have on the human imagination and artistic expression. This involvement of animal imagery, with complex symbolic associations continues throughout ancient art. Many Gods, particularly of the earliest civilisations such as in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, are shown in zoomorphic or theriomorphic, meaning animal or half animal, form.

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