Talk:Anthropomorphism

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Edit request on 16 December 2012[edit]

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) teaches that both God the Father and Jesus Christ have physical, resurrected bodies, the image of which humans were created in."

Remove this sentence -- it is a stand-alone paragraph that adds no useful information, appears to introduce or champion a particular sect in an unrelated way. Reduces credibility of article.

Wiki95916 (talk) 14:10, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Done subject to consensus that others disagree. Pol430 talk to me 16:50, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

It. Make u fat like a boss — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.248.238.47 (talk) 19:22, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

abstractions[edit]

I don't see (at a glance) anything here about personifications of abstractions, such as Death (personification) and Lady Justice. Are they covered in some other article? —Tamfang (talk) 04:49, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 January 2014[edit]

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Please remove 'personification' as a synonym for anthropomorphism. Personification relates to a poetical use of human qualities describing inanimate objects while anthropomorphism is the attribution of human qualities towards inanimate objects or animals.

Jenmargri (talk) 17:03, 22 January 2014 (UTC)jenmargri

X mark.svg Not done While your point is (IMHO) a good one, "personification" currently redirects here. Therefore, your proposed change isn't as simple as it sounds; it would require some discussion first. There would be nothing wrong with you starting a formal proposal. Joefromrandb (talk) 17:46, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Unlike personification, for anthropomorphism, the human attributes given to the nonhuman character is a premise of the character and happens through the entire work. Maybe something about that can be added to this article till something different is done, such as a new article for personification? The article looked like it was protected a couple of years ago... 71.207.162.156 (talk) 02:58, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Discworld reference?[edit]

I was wondering whether Terry Pratchett's Discworld could be listed among the Modern Literature references. It has a pantheon of deities and anthropomorphic personifications (notably Death, Fate, Luck, Time, War, Famine and Plague - potentially familiar roles regardless of knowledge of the fandom - as well as characters equivilant to figures such as Father Christmas, Jack Frost and the Easter Bunny; and they have their own, original personifications). It also has it's own mythopoeia surrounding the existence, role and creation of anthropomorphic personifications. I would have tried to add a reference to it myself were it not for the page being protected.

I also quite agree with Tamfang above - a list of notable anthropomorphic personifications would be very interesting and useful. Perhaps a separate page or category would help? --Gallifreyan Witch (talk) 23:27, 25 April 2014 (UTC)

Requested Addition[edit]

I feel that the Khajiit and Argonians of the Elder Scrolls series should be mentioned under the Video Games subheader. They are beloved races and deserve a mention — Preceding unsigned comment added by CaptainDumac (talkcontribs) 15:38, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.thefreedictionary.com/personification http://www.thefreedictionary.com/anthropomorphism