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.
- 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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