(h*r"*fnt or h"r; 277), n. [L. hierophanta, hierophantes, Gr. "ierofa`nths; "iero`s sacred + fai`nein to show, make known: cf. F. hirophante.] The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of a religion or an arcane discipline; an expositor; as, In his television series "Cosmos", Carl Sagan became the foremost hierophant of modern cosmology.. Abp. Potter.
Syn. -- mystagogue. [1913 Webster]

2. an advocate or spokesperson.


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