The chief priest, the hierophant, was a man of irreproachable character, and held the office for life on condition of celibacy.
In the sacraments of Nagualism, Woman was the primate and hierophant.
Neither, we are told, did Emerson's, who was leader of men and hierophant.
The hierophant of the sun-god made an effort to climb back on his pedestal.
hierophant, hī′ėr-o-fant, n. one who shows or reveals sacred things: a priest.
The hierophant has repented, and is now in black Galilean vestments again!
In the mysteries, the hierophant taught the doctrine that our nature had been corrupted by a first sin.
We still have the prayer of the real Orpheus, which the hierophant recited in the old Greek mysteries.
"The Night Hawk—good," returned the hierophant, proceeding to register the name upon the parchment.
Confucius was an ethical and political philosopher, not a prophet, hierophant or church founder.
"expounder of sacred mysteries," 1670s, from Late Latin hierophantes, from Greek hierophantes "one who teaches the rites of sacrifice and worship," literally "one who shows sacred things," from hieros "sacred" (see ire) + phainein "to reveal, bring to light" (see phantasm). In modern use, "expounder of esoteric doctrines," from 1822.