Macranthropy

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"Cosmic man" redirects here. For the Jungian concept, see Cosmic Man. For the film, see The Cosmic Man.
The Hindu Supreme God Vishnu depicted as the Cosmic man, which the whole Hindu universe in it.

Macranthropy is a term describing the allegorical portrayal of the universe as a giant anthropomorphic body with the various components of the universe assigned to corresponding body parts.

Macranthropy has made appearances in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient India.

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  • The Shape of Ancient Thought. Comparative studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies by Thomas McEvilley (Allworth Press and the School of Visual Arts, 2002) ISBN 1-58115-203-5

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