Mystagogue



[mis-tuh-gawg, -gog] /ˈmɪs təˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg/

noun
1.
someone who instructs others before initiation into religious mysteries or before participation in the sacraments.
2.
a person whose teachings are said to be founded on mystical revelations.
/ˈmɪstəˌɡɒɡ/
noun
1.
(in Mediterranean mystery religions) a person who instructs those who are preparing for initiation into the mysteries
n.

“person who initiates into mysteries,” 1550s, from Latin mystagogus “a guide to the mysteries,” from Greek mystagogos, from mystes “one initiated into the mysteries” (see mystery (n.1)) + agogos “leading, a leader” (see act (n.)). Related: Mystagogic; mystagogical; mystagogy; mystagoguery.

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