Tarot of Northern Shadows

The Tarot of Northern Shadows is one deck that likes to use a lot of whitespace on its cards - the edges of each Norse scene are blurred into the large border. It's nice to see fairly life-like looking humans on the cards too.

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Created by H. Rodway, S. Gainsford
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - US Games 1997



Card Images from the Tarot of Northern Shadows

norsdea norsace norsdisc norsmage




Tarot of Northern Shadows review by Emily

My Tarot of Northern Shadows came yesterday, and because I canít find much information about this deck I thought I would post on my feelings.

First off it measures 12cm x 7cm, the card stock is good and flexible (if you have the Tarot of the Old Path Ė itís the same in size and quality) Ė The artwork seems to have been done in watercolours, its very good Ė Sylvia Gainsford has captured expressions on close up faces and even eye colour is evident in some of the cards, bodies, animals etc are all in proportion and I canít find a badly illustrated card in the deck. There is some nudity (8 cards altogether) male and female in the Majors but none in the Minors.

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Theme: Norse


More About These Cards

Name: Tarot of Northern Shadows
Creators: H. Rodway, S. Gainsford
Publisher: US Games 1997
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Mixed
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Cups, Discs, Swords, Rods
Court Cards: Page, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.76 x 4.72 in. = 7.00cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown






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