Incessantly, post-postmodernism tries to displace the sublimity of the animal with strong force, like the concept of the divine in general. Fabulous creatures and mysterious, incomprehensible and intangible animal figures hardly play a role in our everyday life, cultural memory and everyday narratives. The dissolution of the culture-nature dichotomy has long since taken place in our liberalised thinking, in that culture has become the unifying force. The world of animals directly surrounding humans has become an explicable, easy algorithm in which people either keep demythified and domesticated animals or have hybridised cows milked by machines.
The hierarchical mood of domination has replaced the animal-human relationship that was very close in mythology. The modern gods can no longer transform themselves into snakes, bulls and lions. The time of the Logos has long since arrived. But myth is not dead. Either because the Logos cannot exist without it, or because the myth is more sublime, or because they are an inseparable symbiosis. Like the countless animal-human figures that occupied a special place in pre-modern human life. The human being – an animal. The animal – a human being. A relationship without boundaries. An in-between space for the existence of the divine.