Before entering fully into the meaning of the term epiphany, we will proceed to know its etymological origin. In this case, it must be stated that it is a word that derives from the Greek, specifically "epiphane", which is the result of the union of two clearly differentiated lexical components:
-The prefix "epi", which can be translated as "above".
-The verb "phaínein", which is synonymous with "show" or "appear."
Starting from its composition we can establish what it means "appearance of a god" or "magical manifestation of a power that comes from a god."
The term is used to name a view or one revelation . For example: “Yesterday, while swimming in the lake, I had an epiphany”, “The shaman used to go into a trance to have epiphany”, “I arrived at the result following the logic, it was not an epiphany”.
The concept is often used to refer to a mystical manifestation that the prophets, the sorcerers, the oracles or others people With supposed supernatural abilities they can interpret. In colloquial language, epiphanies are disclosures that individuals have at certain times.
For the religion Catholic, an epiphany is a trace of the presence of God . In this sense the epiphany are divine manifestations: by extension, in the ninth century a celebration of the Epiphany . The date chosen was the January 6th , commemorating the vision that the Magi had.
According to the tradition, Balthazar , Melchior and Gaspar They arrived from East with the intention of worshiping what was the first manifestation of Jesus Christ (God made man). The magicians came to meet the boy with gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts.
Within the field of art we find different works that bear in their titles the noun that now occupies us. This would be the case of "Epiphany", which is an anonymous author's Gothic painting found in the Church of the Assumption of Navasa (Huesca). It comes to represent what is the delivery of different presents by the Magi to the newborn baby Jesus.
In the same way, we cannot ignore that the great Dutch painter El Bosco (Jheronimus van Aken 1450 - 1516) made an important work known by the title of "Trilogy of the Epiphany" or "Adoration of the Magi." It dates from the period between 1485 and 1500, is composed of three tables and is considered one of his most important works. Nowadays it can be seen in the Prado Museum in Madrid.
Notably Epiphany it is also a name of woman . Epiphany of Argaiz and Munibe (1812 -1889 ), to cite a case, was an outstanding Spanish composer and member of the nobility. Argentina Bald Angels Epiphany , meanwhile, is the widow of a sadly famous criminal: Archimedes Puccio . Uveda de Robledo Epiphany Finally, he was the writer's housekeeper Jorge Luis Borges .