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Hierophant

The ‘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 and the title of the chief of ceremonies duing the Mysteries.

A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and a guide and helper to their discovery.

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