Occult wisdom teaches us that in the midst of our 'fall,' interbreeding with the various beasts of the world took place. Intuitively there's no leap in associating clusters of traits and behaviors between animals and humans; only, since we are defined by our conscious experience, do said things manifest in tiers, connected by axes, which can be likened to the various genera and species. What I'm positing is a balanced interplay between these qualities and their situational expressions; a platonic backdrop of thematic harmony that can only be appreciated in its most grotesque forms (see Ovid). Once familiar with the basic groups and their qualities, the seemingly endless variations can be meshed without much difficulty.
For example, I have noticed a strong tie between birds and reptiles; in fact feathers are merely the wind's scales. When you look at a creature like the velociraptor, consider why it's a land animal that has two legs and a tail for balance; why its wrists are permanently pronated, and middle claw a talon several inches longer than the rest; to boot, that its sole social motivation is predation. Then examine the ideology of someone like Ayn Rand in its socio-economic implications, and it should become clear that altruists would preserve baby bird eggs to suck dry what only the most willing deserve! The list goes on. So is this thread devoted to a cross-examination of this forum's members and the various animals embodied therein. It has the makings of a bnd novel, sociopathy disclaimed.
A starting point: birds (prehistoric, birds of prey, 'gliders' and the younger ones), dogs (wolves, hounds, watchdogs, scufflers...), reptiles (subdivided into prowlers, watchers and guardians, i.e. komodos, iguanas and cobras; extract...). A nexus point would be animals such as the gyrfalcon and indian cobra, who eat everything, including their own kind.
How the forum members interact tells all. This also has broader evolutionary meaning: no animal exists but in relation to what it used to be, those it had to consume to evolve, and what it is soon to become. The rest is up for speculation.