I couldn't think of a word, then suddenly it hit me!
noun, plural e¬∑piph¬∑a¬∑nies.
( initial capital letter ) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.
a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.
1275‚Äď1325; Middle English epiphanie < Late Latin epiphanńęa < Late Greek epiph√°neia, Greek: apparition, equivalent to epi- epi- + phan- (stem of pha√≠nein to appear) + -eia -y3
ep¬∑i¬∑phan¬∑ic ‚Äā[ep-uh-fan-ik] Show IPA, e¬∑piph¬∑a¬∑nous, adjective