The archetype of education and dissemination of knowledge, rules and guidelines. Male, active. No need to ask, the priest will preach. Telling the “truth”, according to their own understanding, to those who do not know the truth. It represents law and social and personal rules in general; not only religious laws and rules. The bottom line is that the hierophant or pope is socially placed a step above the rest of the people and the people’s behavior will be expected to conform to those laws and rules. The Hermit will eventually question those laws and rules and assess whether following them is spiritually beneficial or not.