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Short for therianthrope a therian is somebody who feels a connection with an animal. Not necessarily an animal from this plane either, although most accepted therians tend to be animals such as wolves or big cats there are some who believe themselves to be unicorns or other mythical creatures.
The connection the person feels with the animal can range from feeling they have been born into the wrong body (similar to those with gender issues) to simply a belief that they were an animal in a past life and still retain some memories or behaviours of said animal.
Therians do not physically become the animal they have a connection with, although some do describe "mental shifts" where they feel their whole thought process becomes that of the animals.
Therians are not to be confused with the Furry fandom who have a completely different relationship with animals.....
Her therian nature came to the fore.
by DerbyDazzler October 17, 2005
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A therian is someone who identifies as a non human earthen animal either spiritually or psychologically.

Therian is short for therianthropy or therianthrope. Theri= animal, anthro=man. Therians can have "shifts" but not all do. All therians understand that they cannot physically shift and are not physically an animal, they know they are physically human.

Therians are a category that fall under otherkin. Otherkin is anyone who identifies as non human. This includes therians, mythkin, fictionkin, plankin, etc. Not all therians are spiritual, some are psychological and not all therians have a connection with their theriotype.
Her theriotype is a rabbit.

He psychologically identifies as a hawk.

She spiritually identifies as a fish.

Lucy is a therian.
by Lux Divone July 07, 2017
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A person who feels that they have a spiritual connection to animals. Also referred to as a wereor therianthrope. Not to be mistaken for clinical lycanthropy.
He is a therian
by Dromicles January 01, 2004
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Short for therianthrope. Generally used so you don't have to type out the aforementioned long word.
I am a feline therian, and my specific phenotype is leopard.
by Quil | July 05, 2004
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A member of either the identity group or the contemporary subculture of therianthropy / therianism, which is based on a psychological or sometimes spiritual identification with animals.
Julie is a cat therian, she acts just like a cat.
by indiefan08 November 27, 2008
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A person with a stong connection to an animal and believes that they are that animal.
I am a therian
by No one May 30, 2003
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Unremittingly bleak and brutal. A situation that gets bad, stays bad and gets steadily worse
The weather is Therian today. Better call off the BBQ
by Swordnut October 16, 2014
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