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I just noticed two additional things about the Hierophant, and I'm not sure what at least one of them means.

Isis is holding a dove in her right hand. And Horus has a sandal on his right foot, but his left foot is bare. Bare feet are an expression of humility, but I'm not sure what a bare foot symbolizes.

I'm reading about the World in the companion book and it mentions that the four animals of the elements may be seen in this card. I didn't remember that, so I had to look again. The Apis is obviously the bull. The dove that I just noticed must be the bird. I'm guessing that Osiris in human form represents man. And Horus must represent the lion, since they both are solar. Unlike in the Wheel and the World though, they don't reside in the corners of the card.


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