What's the difference between "incarnation" and "embodiment"? I didn't get a clear distinction from Webster. Is it like "incarnation" is more about a state and "embodiment" is more about an action? Or is it like "incarnation" is more about a living being and "embodiment" is more about an idea or a notion?

  • No difference except in the case of divine beings taking human form. Please don't make me document that. (I mean the usage, not the transformation.) – deadrat Dec 12 '16 at 5:35
  • I believe incarnation implies another form of existence prior to the transformation. – michael.hor257k Dec 12 '16 at 6:39

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