(In ancient times) a slave living in a temple and dedicated to the service of a god.
- An ivory Aphrodite is celebrated by her hierodules in myrtle bowers.
- Men seeking spiritual wholeness came to the Temple to visit priestesses—or hierodules—with whom they experienced the divine through physical union.
- Arsay has displeased me and that I have found someone else whom I wish to be the hierodule.
Mid 19th century: from late Latin hierodulus, from Greek hierodoulos, from hieron 'temple' + doulos 'slave'.
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