Legend: Arthurian Tarot
As the title suggests, the Legend: Arthurian Tarot is based on the myth of the Dark Age King Arthur, and his fabled court at Camelot. Each card has misty artwork surrounded by a grey border, and corresponds to a character from the legend.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Llewellyn 1995
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Legend: Arthurian Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet
I have been interested in working with an Arthurian themed deck for some time now - but never got around to purchasing a deck. I had my chance on eBay - and I won the toss. (The only issue here is that I now have to purchase the book!) A romantic at heart, I dearly love the Arthurian legend - Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, Merlin, Morgana le Fay, the quest for the Holy Grail - the whole enchilada is a riveting journey, and I never want it to end!
As with all themed decks, the presentation is up to the author - it is their personal view of how the theme relates to the Tarot. IMHO, Anna-MarieFerguson has done a wonderful job of melding the Arthurian legend and the Tarot. Each card - Major Arcana, Pips and Court Cards, carries t...
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Name: Legend: Arthurian Tarot
Publisher: Llewellyn 1995
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Shields, Spears, Swords
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: All majors have their 'normal title, plus a
secondary, Arthurian title: 0 The Fool/Percivale; 1 The
Magician/Merlin; 2 The Priestess/Nimue; 3 The Empress/Guenevere; 4
The Emperor/Arthur; 5 The Hierophant/Taliesin; 6 The
Lovers/Gareth and Lyones; 7 The Chariot/Battle of Mount Badon; 8
Strength/Percivale's Vision; 9 The Hermit/Lancelot in Exile; 10 Wheel
of Fortune/Arthur's Dream; 11 Justice/Lady of the
Lake; 12 The Hanged Man/Castle Perilous; 13 Death/Gwyn
ab Nudd and the Wild Hunt; 14 Temperance/The Cauldron
of Annwn; 15 The Horned One/Cernunnos; 16 The
Tower/Vortigern's Fortress; 17 The Star/The Firedrake; 18 The
Moon/Morgan le Fay; 19 The Sun/Lleu; 20 The Judgement/Avalon;
21 The Universe/ The Giants' Dance
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11
Card Size: 2.75 x 4.63 in. = 6.99cm x 11.75cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Works as though reversible
Back Design: Purple background with white dots, and a brown central circular labyrinth design.
Companion Material: The deck comes with a booklet, the boxed set comes
with a book and a layout sheet.
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