Let’s Hear it for the Hierophant!
I forget what I was doing, but the other day I came across a 2006 poll on Aeclectic Tarot which asked "What's your favourite major arcana card?" As you might suspect, the Star came out on top (where else could a Star go?) But can you guess who came last? Of course you can - you've read the title of this post.
|Hierophant - Morgan Greer (US Games)|
Out of 167 votes, the Star got 26 and the High Priestess, the second most popular card, got 19. But the poor old Hierophant only got one. That's 0.6%. Not even 1 in 100 people would say the Hierophant was their favourite major. Consider that for a moment: more people have warm and fuzzy feelings towards the Devil, Death, even the Tower. So why is the Hierophant so unpopular? And is it deserved?