Talk:Wise old man

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Zeus & Co.[edit]

What about Zeus and Christain God - they are always depictured as old men with long white beards... Aren't they examples of this archetype?Piotr mil (talk) 18:09, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

What about Jesus? Isn't he also a wise old man archetype. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:51, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Väinämöinen should also be mentioned I think (Finnish mythology) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:14, 22 March 2016 (UTC)


C'mon, really? Alakazam is not a wise-old man. Professor Oak? Maybe. Alakazam? Heck no.

Wise old man/Senex[edit]

Senex is not the same thing as the wise old man archetype. Its similar but not the same.

It's neither the same nor not the same, but something in between. The wise old man both has an objective function and a subjective function. The subjective function is how he is perceived (the senex); the objective function is what he does. He is perceived as such because what he does has meaning to the person he is instructing. Tcaudilllg (talk) 03:27, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Moe from the Simpsons. Really?[edit]

. . . —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:01, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Wise old woman[edit]

There's a new article at Wise Old Woman/Man. Possibly the "man" aspect from there, or possibly all of it, should be merged to here. I'm not an expert (at all) in this topic, so just noting, for others to weigh in on. HTH. -- Quiddity (talk) 19:58, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


Would it be pertinent to add content noting that Jung considered naming this archetype "Lucifer" in reference to the fact that it's meant to be a bringer of knowledge, but that he decided against it because of the negative connotation of the name when the concept is meant to be neutral? Akesgeroth (talk) 01:24, 25 January 2015 (UTC)