anthropomorphism

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Synonyms for anthropomorphism

the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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With the anthropomorphisation of pets and transfer of values (we consider our pet as a member of the family), premium products with high prices give consumers what they want.
These meanings might allude to any or all of the following topics: the underlying urges and desires to create art through the primal materials of earth, water, fire and air (the ceramic process); the association and anthropomorphisation of pottery with the Great Mother archetype according to Neumann's model of "woman = body = vessel = world"; and how the process of making ceramics and creating kiln gods can be experienced in terms of sacred rituals and numinous experiences.
Thus this anthropomorphisation of symbols in itself sums up the importance and authority they represent.