ETYM Greek, of human form; anthropos man + morphos form.
The attribution of human characteristics to animals, inanimate objects, or deities. It appears in the mythologies of many cultures and as a literary device in fables and allegories.
The representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits; SYN. theanthropism.
Representation of a god in human form; ascribing human characteristics to non-human things.