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bestiality

sexual activity between a person and an animal
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bestiality

 

(also zoophilia), sexual relations with animals, such as goats and dogs. Bestiality is considered a sexual perversion when sexual attraction to animals supplants normal sexual attraction.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Bestiality

See also Perversion.
Asterius
Minotaur born to Pasiphaë and Cretan Bull. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 34]
Leda
raped by Zeus in form of swan. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 149]
Lucius
transformed into ass, makes love with harlot. [Rom. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
Pasiphaë
positioned inside hollow cow, consummates lust for bull. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 234; Gk. Lit.: Imagines 1:16]
Zeus
in form of a swan, seduces and impregnates Leda. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 149]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.