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  • n. Common misspelling of hierophant.


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  • If you're not familiar with "heirophant," you're not alone.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • I bite my tongue to keep myself from saying “You're one of my biggest fans!” as people in my position—neophyte meeting heirophant—are wont to do.

    Me and Alfred Jarry at the 10-Minute Play Festival

  • She called into the room a heirophant of the cult and the adept Horama to help question me.


  • Without her consent, in his authority as heirophant, he had pronounced her divorce from Dion, and had given her hand to a certain Timokrates, his favorite drinking companion.

    The Mask of Apollo

  • This was the sum of it -- From the beginning of the world, as he expressed it, that is, from thousands and thousands of years ago, this Mountain had been the home of a peculiar fire-worship, of which the head heirophant was a woman.

    Ayesha, the Return of She

  • this waiting is frustrating me. i'll stamp myself into a million pieces that will scatter all over the floor. mice in the church offering collection box. bullets squirming within the body of the heirophant like maggots, congregating at his spinal cord. ever try to load a colt single action with those things? talk about taking the word "slug" literally. chapel doors bleached bone white from the desert. everybody builds churches in the desert.

    mordicai: crown me king!

  • "Passing these terrific monsters in safety, the prophet, constantly attended by his angel-heirophant who acts the part of an interpreter, is conducted into the presence of a female, who is described as closely resembling the great mother of pagan theology.

    Commentary on Revelation


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