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What do therians think about people who identify with mythical creatures, like elves and dragons, rather than "real" animals?

That really depends on the therian you ask - and, to a certain extent, on the "mythic" you're asking about. Opinions vary widely, from people who feel it's fully as legitimate as their own animal identification, to people who think it's reasonable to identify with a "real" creature, but anyone who identifies with an imaginary one is delusional.

Arguments can be, and often have been, made for both sides, and many points in between. To a large extent, it depends on how you contextualize therianthropy: there are many different ways of understanding or explaining it, which vary in their ability to accommodate mythical beings.

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