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From Animal Mythologies to an Antibiologistic Animal Sociology.

An antispeciesist project that applies > subjective activism > by Gita Yegane Arani with Lothar Prenzel in collaboration with the Edition Farangis by Farangis G. Yegane.

This web-project in its entity is dedicated to our nonhuman congenial partners Tschördy and Keshmesh, Zal and Rostam and the others :o)



  1. Tierautonomie (german / english) eine Publikationsreihe über Tierrechte / Tierlichkeit, Rassismus und Umweltethik und neue dazugehörige Perspektiven |
  2. E-Reader: Gruppe Messel E-Buchkunst zu Tierautonomie, Tiersoziologie, Umweltethik und Menschseinsfragen |
  3. Philozoe (ger) ein E-Blätterwald über Bildschaffung, Mythologien und Subjektsein |

Tierrechte und Antispeziesismus in Theorie und Praxis > Blogs

  1. Roundabout / In neuen Territorien denken / Gruppe Messel ein Blog über Tierrechte, antibiologisische antispeziesistische Tiersoziologie, Black Veganism und Weiteres |
  2. Der (vegane) bunte Hund Infos zur veganen Praxis |
  3. Ein Überblick über gefeaturete Inhalte |


  1. Denkvielfalt, Kognition, Würde Behinderungen, die Kognition, Seele und Psyche anbetreffen und Antidiskriminierung |



  1. Edition Farangis: Animal Autonomy E-Reader E-Bookart about animal sociology and a non-biologistic approach to an analysis of speciesism, environmental ethics and placing oneself as "human" within that map |
  2. Philozoe (en) an e-journal on image creation, mythologies and experiencing subjectivity. |

Tierautonomie (german / english):

  1. Tierautonomie publications on animal rights and animality, racism and environmental ethics, new correlating perspectives |

Working towards an antibiologistic antispeciesist animal sociology:

  1. Nice*Swine focuses on freestyle philosophy and secular mysticism (English and German) |
  2. Civilized Objects Animal Rights fundamentally and basically |
  3. Veganswines / Philozoe an older project of mine containing comment on AR


Projects that I host that I stand in close context with:

  1. Miriam Y. Arani sociological and methodological research on photography under nazi-rule/occupation |
  2. Manuchehr Jamali — secular mythology and a philosophical analyses of the ancient roots of iranian culture |

Biografisches / auto-/biographic notes (engl. / german)

  1. You and Me Unser Online-Tagebuch und eine Liebeserklärung an meine Familie / online diary and declaration of love to my famile |

What's the title of this project all about?

Simorgh is a mythical bird, a mythical animal like we find so enormously many in probably every human culture/civilization. The common interpretation of mythical animals goes often into the direction of totemism, metaphorism, and symbolism, etc. If we take a new look at history, from an Animal Rights angle, we can come to different definitions of that what those animal myths probably contained in terms of ethical standpoints towards nonhuman animals.

Such a different look will take us into deeper layers of folk tales and oral traditions, and foremostly it will take us deeper into the morals thereof (these type of materials are definitely not the easiest to untangle, but there are the 'golden threads' within moral cultural constructs that help).

We picked the bird Simorgh as our basically random choice for taking a representative for all such mythical embodiments of nonhumans in secular historical folklore. You'll find some background about the bird in some of our web contents. To close this intro we must add that our view of the mythical bird Simorgh does not have a lot in common with the common, popular imagery of that bird as a figure torn from the substantiality of mythology and made comfortable for an anthropocentric perception of the nonhuman world.

Here is a short intro about 'animal portrayals' in mythology.

Copyright © 2021, Gita Yegane Arani. All rights reserved. Contact: mail [at] simorgh [dot] de or niceswine [at] gmail [dot] com.