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Well (s)he did wear a dress....

Pope Joan aka La Papessa is the second card of the major arcana in the Tarot. However there were pre tarot images of a female pope. It's a myth that won't go away. There is sometimes historical truth behind legend. The Cathoic Church relegates everything to fable; especially with a film around the corner. Some more thoughts on the facts behind the legend.
posted by adamvasco on Dec 8, 2009 - 50 comments

Pope Joan's

Pope Joan's voyage through multiple editions of Encyclopedia Britannica.
posted by grumblebee on Nov 28, 2000 - 1 comment

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