The Mayan Tarot is inspired by the pre-Columbian, Central American culture of the Mayas. The colourful majors have the familiar cartoonish look of Mayan art, while the minors show a small rock etching-like illustration and large suit symbols.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2008
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Mayan Tarot review by Spacegoat
As 2012 approaches, there is an increasing public interest in the lost civilisation of the Maya. Lo Scarabeo have recognised this and created the Mayan Tarot.
The artwork in Lo Scarabeo’s deck is faithful to the rough, cartoonish images that characterise Mayan art, and within the majors there are some aesthetically pleasing images – for example a meditative magician holding a ceremonial wand while symbols of the suits of Swords (Lances), Wands (Torches), Pentacles (Suns) and Chalices (Terracotta Plates) hover in the air around him. Many of the majors are cartoon/Mayan versions of the usual characters, including the usual objects – the Hermit with a lantern, the woman and the lion on Strength.
Throughout the deck the background has the texture of pitted stone, giving the i...
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More About These Cards
Name: Mayan Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown
Companion Material: Little white booklet in five languages.