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18th May '17 12:12:03 AM Cryoclaste
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30th Apr '17 4:29:40 PM Vox
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26th Mar '17 8:38:08 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'': Jones describes and {{lampshade}}s the two types of high priests you are likely to meet in a typical cliched fantasy story. High ''priests'', whether fat and ugly or thin and unpleasant, will always be evil and corrupt. High ''priestesses'', who will always be either stern, serious and thin or good-looking and cheerfully helpful, will always be good.

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* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'': Jones describes and {{lampshade}}s [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the two types of high priests you are likely to meet in a typical cliched fantasy story. High ''priests'', whether fat and ugly or thin and unpleasant, will always be evil and corrupt. High ''priestesses'', who will always be either stern, serious and thin or good-looking and cheerfully helpful, will always be good.
16th Mar '17 10:56:20 AM Theriocephalus
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* The protagonist Prometheus in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7893756/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia_Volume_II The Chronicles of Utopia Volume II]] becomes the High Priest of Pelor, the major god of Light and a major priest of Bahamut, Lord of all Metallic Dragons on the planet of Oerth in Greyhawk where he rules as Emperor.

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* The protagonist Prometheus in [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7893756/1/The_Chronicles_of_Utopia_Volume_II The Chronicles of Utopia Volume II]] II]]'' becomes the High Priest of Pelor, the major god of Light Light, and a major priest of Bahamut, Lord of all Metallic Dragons Dragons, on the planet of Oerth in Greyhawk where he rules as Emperor.



* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' series by 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.

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* In ''Literature/TheElenium'' series by 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.



* ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'': Jones describes and {{lampshade}}s the two types of high priests you are likely to meet in a typical cliched fantasy story. High ''priests'', whether fat and ugly or thin and unpleasant, will always be evil and corrupt. High ''priestesses'', who will always be either stern, serious and thin or good-looking and cheerfully helpful, will always be good.



* 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".

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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 Church itself. One of his styles is even ''Pontifex Maximus'', which can be roughly translated as "high priest".



* While there are no real "priests" in Islam, historically the 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 World. Various Muslim rulers have claimed the title over the years, the last such being the Ottoman Sultan. However, even when there was a generally-recognized caliph around, his religious authority was shared by the community of scholars and jurists.

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* While there are no real "priests" in Islam, historically the Caliph was something similar to a HighPriest. Because believers were originally led by the prophet, prophet Muhammad, his successor was supposed to be the highest civil and religious authority in the Islamic World. Various Muslim rulers have claimed the title over the years, the last such being the Ottoman Sultan. However, even when there was a generally-recognized caliph around, his religious authority was shared by the community of scholars and jurists.
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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