In a future web-series I want to create, there is a species of massive humanoids named giants (Homo maximus) (technically, they are still humans, just not Homo sapiens). They are less social than anatomically modern humans, they are as solitary as orangutans. Giants are also omnivores with herbivorous tendencies like gorillas and squirrels, instead of being true omnivores like bonobos and brown rats. Finally, adult giants are as massive as adult polar bears.
But, they still have a culture. Their main religion worships the following animals: great white sharks, ostriches, dogs, horses, pigs, cattle, murids, and nonhuman apes. Comsuming these animals (like eating the fat, drinking the blood, and smoking the hair or the feathers or the scales) equals sacrilege. Their religion is polytheistic with eight main deities (or gods and goddesses if you want) who look like hybrids between humans and their sacred animals, and they have twenty-four minor deities who look more like nonanimal organisms.
So, I wonder how could great white sharks be sacred animals.