A tarot of the Ancient Greeks. Each card in the Olympus Tarot represents a myth, hero, monster or god from Greek legend, depicted in dramatic comic-book style.
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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2002
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Olympus Tarot review by Solandia
The Olympus Tarot is an epic, dramatic tarot filled with familiar scenes from the myths and legends of the Ancient Greeks. Published by Italian publisher Lo Scarabeo, it joins popular elements from five thousand years of Grecian history with the 78-card tarot framework.
Each of the twenty-two cards of the majors is associated with a one of the many deities of the Ancient Greeks. Some divinities have been linked with an entirely suitable major arcanum - Pan as the Fool, Apollo as the Sun - while the linkage of others seems more of a stretch. Poseidon as the Hermit and Demeter as Temperance seem unusual, but most of all, Hestia as the Tower. The traditional card of destruction or violent change is the goddess of the hearth 'who taught man how to build houses', and XVI has the suggest...
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More About These Cards
Name: Olympus Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2002
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes Without Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Unknown
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