The Hierophant (V), in some decks named The Pope, is the fifth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. 

Some frequent keywords associated with The Hierophant include:
  • Education — Knowledge — Status quo — Institution
  • Conservatism — Discipline — Maturity — Formality
  • Deception — Power — Respect — Duality
  • Social convention — Belief system — Group identification
  • Experience — Tradition — Na├»ve
 the Hierophant is represented with his right hand raised in what is known esoterically as the blessing or benediction, with two fingers pointing skyward and two pointing down, thus forming a bridge between Heaven and Earth reminiscent of that formed by the body of The Hanged Man. The Hierophant is thus a true “pontiff”, in that he is the builder of the bridge between deity and humanity. The Hierophant is typically male, even in decks that take a feminist view of the Tarot, such as the Motherpeace Tarot. The Heirophant was also known as "The Teacher of Wisdom."

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