Which Animal God Represents Your Soul?

RELIGION

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Do you care what other people think of you?

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Do you participate in the rat race more than you need to?

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Where are you most comfortable?

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Do you learn from your mistakes?

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Are you philosophical in the face of misfortune?

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Who is your role model?

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What sort of car do you drive?

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What pet do you keep?

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What kind of marriage is best?

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How much do you think before you act?

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What issue is the most important to you when you vote?

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Have you ever been bullied?

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Have you ever stood up to a bully on behalf of someone else?

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Do you think most people are generally telling the truth?

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Can you personally lie with a straight face?

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What is your top worry about your future?

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What kind of person can you simply not abide?

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What kind of movie can you just not sit through?

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Do you think you are a naturally lucky person?

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Are you proactively grateful for all that you have?

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Do you actively seek to identify and unpick prejudices you might have been taught?

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Do you love one-upping the neighbors?

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Are you generally able to bounce back from rough times?

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Who do you call first when you have a problem?

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Do you find it easy to apologize when you ought to?

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Do you ever feel like you are kind of an imposter?

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What do you wish people appreciated about you?

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What correct assumption do people usually make about you?

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If you take a nap, what time of day suits you best?

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What small victory makes you feel the most powerful?

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About This Quiz

These days, those of us in nations with predominantly Christian, Muslim, and/or Jewish populations are accustomed to thinking of God as an unknowable force, beyond our small human minds - something so powerful and incredible you can only really appreciate it once you have passed away and thus ascended to a higher plane of understanding. Depictions of God as a beardy guy in the sky are typically seen as a little immature (unless Michaelangelo or someone else with great talent painted them). They are at the least understood to be an interpretation of God and not the fullness of whatever He is.

However, this is not how gods are seen everywhere, and not even how gods were always depicted in the places that now imagine a deity too powerful to really depict. There have been all sorts of gods throughout human history (though if you asked the gods themselves, they would probably say they predate human history by a long time) and many of them have taken on forms that were considerably more accessible, and that often represented something about that God's interests, character, powers, and even weaknesses. This includes many animal gods, who appear from Egyptian to Norse to Indian to Native American theologies. It's time to find out which member of this incredibly diverse pantheon is watching out for you!

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