From this same root comes the word mystes, which means “[an] initiate”.
The initiates of the sacred mysteries were a distinct group of enlightened humans who were a separate class from those people whom they called the profane.
A word that is derived from the Latin profanus which means “outside the temple, not sacred,’ or the uninitiated.”
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