Hierophant

A hierophant 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 ...
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Hierophant

• (n.) The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion.
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hierophant

(`displayer of holy things`), in ancient Greece, chief of the Eleusinian cult, the best-known of the mystery religions of ancient Greece. His ...
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Hierophant

Hi·er'o·phant (hi*ĕr'o*f a nt or hī'ẽr; 277) noun [ Latin hierophanta , hierophantes , Greek 'ierofa`nths ; 'iero`s sacred + fai`nein to show, make known: confer French hiérophante .] The presiding priest who ...
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hierophant

hierophant, hierophants 1. Someone who shows or reveals sacred things. 2. The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion. 3. In ancient Greece, an official expounder of rites of worship and sacrifice. 4. Any interpreter of sacred mysteries or esoteric principl...
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hierophant

one who shows or reveals sacred things
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Hierophant

the most important ancient Greek priest of the Eleusinian Mysteries; the hierophant was the person who could approach the cult objects of Eleusis and reveal secrets to initiates during the Mysteries.
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