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A hierophant (Ancient Greek: ἱεροφάντης) is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy. The word comes from Ancient Greece, where it was constructed from the combination of ta hiera, "the holy," and phainein, "to show." In Attica it was the title of the chief priest at the Eleusinian Mysteries. A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles.


  • Rider Waite Tarot 1
  • Notable hierophants 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Rider Waite Tarot

In the

Notable hierophants

See also


  • Britannica article
  • The last hierophant at Eleusis
  • Dictionary definition
  • Definition from alt religion

Occult tarot

  • Explanation
  • Hierophant or Pope Tarot card
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