In many different cultures, man often sought to depict gods in naturalistic form. The portrayal of gods and goddesses as natural beings allowed them to remain representations of the human world, while still possessing godly abilities, mentalities, strengths and nobility. To be a god, one had to perform an extraordinary task and exert their inner vigor, stability and absolute reign. Gods and goddesses were believed to be untouchable beings whom were invincible and invulnerable to pain or emotions. There were however, a handful of gods that were not fully naturalistically portrayed (being portrayed as half animal), nonetheless, they still defied boundaries by completing the role of a god while still being human. Animal body parts were merely used to personify them both distinctly and uniquely.