From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Theriocephaly (from Greek θηρίον therion 'beast' and κεφαλή kefalí 'head') is the condition or quality of having the head of an animal – commonly used to refer the depiction in art of humans (or deities) with animal heads.
- Horus, depicted as having the head of a falcon.
- Anubis, depicted with a jackal's head.
- The desert-god Set, often depicted with the head of an unknown creature, referred to as the Set animal by Egyptologists.
- The Horned God of Wicca.
- The Minotaur, from Greek mythology.
- In some Eastern Orthodox icon traditions, some saints, particularly St. Christopher, are depicted as having the head of a dog.
- In Hinduism, the wisdom god Ganesha is depicted with an elephant head.
- Agamben, Giorgio (2004). The Open. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-4738-5.