Agricultural animals in human's life

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The information about domestication and area: of settlement (natural habitat) of such agricultural animals as cows, goats, sheep, horses and pigs is given in the article. For primitive people animals meant to be preys for life support. To make the hunt successful, primitive people scrutinized animals'habits, which they thought, were quite similar to theirs. The human believed that he descended from the animal. Religious belief in animals-forefathers is called totem. There appear the myths, where various animals and birds act. Animals became visible images of gods and they were endowed with the capacity to turn into gods-humans, who, at the same time, could become animals, understand their habits, speak their language. Religiously mystic studies about reincarnation are known as metempsychosis.

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T G Shavyrina

Russian People's Friendship University

Кафедра иностранных языков филологического факультета; Российский университет дружбы народов; Russian People's Friendship University


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