Between inanimate matter and man are ruthlessly swept away; only one soul, the rational, remains, and that is restricted to man.
Figures of animals, however, were not the only inanimate things regarded in this way.
The numbers go up to five, and for living objects the word bird is added, for inanimate yam, for large objects ship.'- There are other terms for bundles of sugarcanes, rows (planted) of yams, &c.; and sometimes things are counted by threes.
A dog is brought in to take a last look at his inanimate master in order to drive away the evil spirits.