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6th Feb '17 3:01:20 AM Doug86
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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Habaruku/Habalk]] in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire2'' is the High Priest of the Church of Eva. [[spoiler: [[OffscreenTeleportation He also masquerades as the village priest in the tiny town of Gate.]]]]

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* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Habaruku/Habalk]] in ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire2'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' is the High Priest of the Church of Eva. [[spoiler: [[OffscreenTeleportation He also masquerades as the village priest in the tiny town of Gate.]]]]
22nd Jan '17 9:45:33 AM SoapheadChurch
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* UsefulNotes/ThePope for Catholicism. "Pope" is actually a courtesy title for the Bishop of Rome, who is given primacy over all other Bishops, and therefore runs the church itself.
* The Eastern Orthodox Patriarchs.

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* UsefulNotes/ThePope for Catholicism. "Pope" is actually a courtesy title for the Bishop of Rome, who is given primacy over all other Bishops, and therefore runs the church itself. One of his styles is even ''Pontifex Maximus'', which can be roughly translated as "high priest".
* The Eastern Orthodox Patriarchs.Patriarchs are nearly the exact analogue of the Pope in UsefulNotes/OrthodoxChristianity, with the significant difference of there being many of them who don't answer to any higher (earthly) authority.
12th Jan '17 11:22:55 AM SantosLHalper
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* In [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards Tarot]] we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II), who represents among other things hidden knowledge and wisdom, and the Hierophant (V), who represents stuff like relationship with the divine or education. They appear in some decks as The Popess and The Pope.

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* In [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards Tarot]] we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II), who represents among other things hidden knowledge and wisdom, and the Hierophant (V), who represents stuff like relationship with the divine or education. They appear were originally (and indeed in some decks as places still are) The Popess and The Pope.
26th Dec '16 1:41:25 PM SoapheadChurch
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* In [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards Tarot]] we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II), who encarnates among other things hidden knowledge and wisdom, and the Hierophant (V), who represents stuff like relationship with the divine or education. They appear in some decks as The Popess and The Pope.

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* In [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards Tarot]] we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II), who encarnates represents among other things hidden knowledge and wisdom, and the Hierophant (V), who represents stuff like relationship with the divine or education. They appear in some decks as The Popess and The Pope.



* UsefulNotes/ThePope for Catholicism.

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* UsefulNotes/ThePope for Catholicism. "Pope" is actually a courtesy title for the Bishop of Rome, who is given primacy over all other Bishops, and therefore runs the church itself.



** The British monarchy is an interesting example in and of itself, as the reigning monarch is also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Governor_of_the_Church_of_England Supreme Governor of the Church of England]], though in both the political and spiritual realms most of the actual day-to-day administration is conducted by others.
* While Muslims like to make a point of having teachers but no priests, the closest Islamic equivalent would be the Caliph, who would hypothetically double as TheEmperor. The office was held by the Ottoman Sultan among his other titles, and became defunct at the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Thus the Islamic Caliph like the Jewish High Priest is a theoretical office at the present time.

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** * The British monarchy is an interesting example in and of itself, as the reigning monarch is also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supreme_Governor_of_the_Church_of_England Supreme Governor of the Church of England]], though in both the political and spiritual realms most of the actual day-to-day administration is conducted by others.
* While Muslims like to make a point of having teachers but there are no priests, real "priests" in Islam, historically the closest Caliph was something similar to a HighPriest. Because believers were originally led by the prophet, his successor was supposed to be the highest civil and religious authority in the Islamic equivalent would be World. Various Muslim rulers have claimed the Caliph, who would hypothetically double as TheEmperor. The office was held by title over the years, the last such being the Ottoman Sultan among Sultan. However, even when there was a generally-recognized caliph around, his other titles, religious authority was shared by the community of scholars and became defunct at the fall jurists.
* The Imam
of the Ottoman Empire. Thus the Islamic Caliph Shia Islam is a much straighter example. Much like the Jewish High Priest Priesthood in Judaism, the immamate is a theoretical hereditary, derived from the prophet through his daughter Fatima. Whomever the individual was, he is supposed to be infallible in matters of faith and religion, and to receive direct revelation from God. However, for the majority of Shia Muslims, the office at the present time. of Imam is not held by a living person.


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* Emperor Akbar of the Mughal Dynasty made ''himself'' high priest and prophet of his own religion, Din-e-Ilahi, which syncretized elements of Islam, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity. Interestingly enough, he was also the only priest of his religion, which forbade religious hierarchy.
12th Dec '16 9:43:08 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' series by DavidEddings, the main religion of the Eosian continent is run by a whole council of {{High Priest}}s - some good, some evil - called patriarchs. They are roughly analogous to the cardinals of the Catholic church, with a Popelike leader called the Archprelate.

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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' series by DavidEddings, Creator/DavidEddings, the main religion of the Eosian continent is run by a whole council of {{High Priest}}s - some good, some evil - called patriarchs. They are roughly analogous to the cardinals of the Catholic church, with a Popelike leader called the Archprelate.
6th Dec '16 1:53:34 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Dec '16 1:33:57 PM Kakai
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* Christianity in ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' has two high priests - the Patriarch of Rhum and the Patriarch of Liviapolis, with most of the world subscribing to one or another's variety of faith. They are, respectively, a villain and an ally of the heroes.
27th Oct '16 10:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a [[CrystalDragonJesus Pope-equivalent]] called the High Septon. The ones seen in the series have been fairly bad, including a corrupt glutton who was killed by a starving mob; the glutton's substantially (but not totally) better replacement, regarded as a decent man but also a weak-willed pawn, who was killed by political enemies; and most recently, an incorruptible, but fanatical and misogynistic KnightTemplar.
* In ''{{Mistborn}}'' [[SmugSnake Lord Prelan Tevidian]] is High Priest of the CorruptChurch, one of the chief lieutenants of [[GodEmperor the Lord Ruler]] and [[spoiler: the father of heroine Vin]]. There is a faction in his church, led by [[WasOnceAMan the Steel Inquisitors]], that want to get rid of him and put the head Inquisitor, Kar, in his place [[spoiler: and they succeed, offing Tevidian brutally before he has a chance to really do anything on-page, though Kar himself is then killed before he can enjoy his new position]].

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a [[CrystalDragonJesus Pope-equivalent]] called the High Septon. The ones seen in the series have been fairly bad, including a corrupt glutton who was killed by a starving mob; the glutton's substantially (but not totally) better replacement, regarded as a decent man but also a weak-willed pawn, who was killed by political enemies; and most recently, an incorruptible, but fanatical and misogynistic KnightTemplar.
* In ''{{Mistborn}}'' ''Literature/{{Mistborn}}'' [[SmugSnake Lord Prelan Tevidian]] is High Priest of the CorruptChurch, one of the chief lieutenants of [[GodEmperor the Lord Ruler]] and [[spoiler: the father of heroine Vin]]. There is a faction in his church, led by [[WasOnceAMan the Steel Inquisitors]], that want to get rid of him and put the head Inquisitor, Kar, in his place [[spoiler: and they succeed, offing Tevidian brutally before he has a chance to really do anything on-page, though Kar himself is then killed before he can enjoy his new position]].



* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Karse is always ruled by the High Priest and Son of the Sun, the most recent being Solaris, the first female to ascend the position after the god Vkandis decided to do a little rearranging of the heirarchy with a BoltOfDivineRetribution.

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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, Karse is always ruled by the High Priest and Son of the Sun, the most recent being Solaris, the first female to ascend the position after the god Vkandis decided to do a little rearranging of the heirarchy with a BoltOfDivineRetribution.



* Acatl in the ObsidianAndBlood trilogy is a High Priest of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec God of the Dead. This doesn't give him as much power or authority as you'd imagine; the God of the Dead is actually a lesser deity in the Aztec pantheon, and in fact Acatl was practically disowned by his family for taking up the priesthood instead of the more "honorable" profession of a warrior.

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* Acatl in the ObsidianAndBlood ''Literature/ObsidianAndBlood'' trilogy is a High Priest of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec God of the Dead. This doesn't give him as much power or authority as you'd imagine; the God of the Dead is actually a lesser deity in the Aztec pantheon, and in fact Acatl was practically disowned by his family for taking up the priesthood instead of the more "honorable" profession of a warrior.



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' has had three. Nimueh was the High Priestess of the Old Religion until her death at the end of season 1. It was revealed later that Morgause had become the new High Priestess, and when Morgana killed her as the blood sacrifice to open the veil between worlds, she became the new High Priestess.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' has had three. Nimueh was the High Priestess of the Old Religion until her death at the end of season 1. It was revealed later that Morgause had become the new High Priestess, and when Morgana killed her as the blood sacrifice to open the veil between worlds, she became the new High Priestess.
18th Oct '16 3:11:40 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* In Tarot we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II) and the Hierophant (V). They appear in some decks as The Popess and The Pope respectively.

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* In Tarot [[UsefulNotes/TarotCards Tarot]] we've as Major Arcana The High Priestess (II) (II), who encarnates among other things hidden knowledge and wisdom, and the Hierophant (V). (V), who represents stuff like relationship with the divine or education. They appear in some decks as The Popess and The Pope respectively.Pope.



* In ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', the Holy Sacred Emperor (now Empress) is also the head of the Holy Church of Abel, even if some of its members haven't recognized her as that. However, (s)he leads it rather spiritually and the Church itself is governed by the Summum Archbishop.

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Anima Beyond Fantasy}}'', the Holy Sacred Emperor (now Empress) is also the head of the Holy Church of Abel, even if some of its members haven't recognized her as that. that and have instead named a Summum Archbishop. However, (s)he leads it rather spiritually and the Church itself is governed by the said Summum Archbishop.
11th Oct '16 5:03:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Rausten is a theocracy founded by the {{All Loving Hero}}ine Latona and whose King or Queen tends to be known as its Pontifex. During the events of the game, Princess L'Arachel becomes a member of the cast; plus her uncle/ParentalSubstitute and the current Pontifex, Mansel the Diving Emperor, later helps out the group itself [[ParentsInDistress after they rescue him]].

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Rausten is [[TheTheocracy a theocracy theocracy]] founded by the {{All Loving Hero}}ine Latona Latona, and whose King or Queen tends to be known as its Pontifex. During the events of the game, Princess L'Arachel game their Crown Princess, L'Arachel, becomes a member of the cast; plus her uncle/ParentalSubstitute and the current Pontifex, Mansel the Diving Divine Emperor, later helps out the group itself [[ParentsInDistress after they rescue him]].
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