The definition of a hierophant is a priest of ancient Greece who interpreted religious mysteries, or a person who is able to explain the religious or ancient mysteries.(noun)
An example of a hierophant is a religious scholar able to translate the Dead Sea Scrolls.
See hierophant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL hierophanta < Gr hierophantēs < hieros (see hiero-) + phainein, to show (see fantasy)
See hierophant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin hierophanta
Origin: , from Greek hierophantēs
Origin: : hieros, holy; see eis- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + -phantēs, one who shows (from phainein, phan-, to show; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots).