From the Greek words thērion, for wild animal, and anthrōpos, for human being. A therianthrope, which may be male or female, is a deity or creature with both human and animal attributes, for example, the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, who has the body of a woman and the head of a lion. It can also be used to refer to a human being which can turn into an animal, and vice versa, such as a werewolf.