beastly words

Note: I should put a R rating on this post, because of the topic.

I was trying to make sure I have the correct spelling for this word that describes a compendium of demons and mystical beings as it pertains to a particular universe.

bestiary:
a collection of stories providing physical and allegorical descriptions of real or imaginary animals along with an interpretation of the moral significance each animal was thought to embody.

Like a BtVS bestiary would contain descriptions and myths surrounding vampires, hellgods, praying mantis ladies, bringers, and such like.

Now I know, but when I googled it, I didn’t know how it’s spelled properly and typed bestiality, thinking it’s something similar.

Gulp.

bestiality:
1. the quality or condition of being an animal or like an animal;
2. conduct or an action marked by depravity or brutality;
3. sexual relations between a human and an animal.

The website with that name, let’s just say I have quite a high tolerance / indifference level for things other people do that don’t affect me. But I was wigged out, and feel decidedly uncomfortable. Now, I’m not condemning people who practice zoophilia, and I’m glad to read it’s no longer considered a disorder. It’s just that I can’t get my head around the concept.

Squick.

While on shiver-worthy topics, check out the list of philia/s. Some are downright weird, some are just kinda silly.

I can’t believe I actually wrote a post on this.