Zooanthropes (Skin-Walkers)

Zooanthropes. The history of the origins of this type of nephilim shifter is murky at best. There are rumours and stories but nobody was there to verify them. At least the people who were there are long dead. The most common rumour is that the giants who were exiled from Atlan copulated with animals, so great were their lusts. I know that when the more imaginative of you try to think about that (please don't!) it may seem impossible but we are talking about more than ten thousand years ago; many animals were larger then. I asked you NOT to think about that abominable perversion! Ah, some people just do not like to listen...

 

Suffice it to say, a zooanthrope or skin-walker will either look like an odd blend of human and animal or appear entirely human or animal until they choose to change. Bast, the Egyptian cat-goddess was seen in both feline and human-like form. Some in human form have something curiously 'other' about them, others look as human as you or I. Some resemble a regular anima or continue to do so for the entirety of their life, never changing or knowing they are different. Others make their changes voluntarily or with great ceremony. You've heard of these too; were-wolves, bird-men and women, the minotaur...

 

Others have been considered monsters, demons or even gods in ages gone by. Think about ancient Egypt; ever god was a human with the head of an animal or even vice versa. How did you think they came up with that? It can't ALL have been due to drugs, right?