Tarot of Pirates

The Tarot of Pirates is a deck of legends of piracy on the high seas, illustrated in detailed and realistic colour. It features all the aspects of pirates you would expect - golden treasure, the plank, galleons, swashbuckling pirate leaders - but it still a workable reading deck.

Created by Bepi Vigna, Arturo Picca, M. Benevento
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo 2008
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Tarot of Pirates review by Tom Santomartino

I awaited the release of Lo Scarabeo’s Tarot of the Pirates with great anticipation, but I’m not exactly sure what it was that I was expecting. Pre-release details about the deck were sketchy; very few samples of the artwork were available. When I finally received my copy in the late spring, I’m not sure if I was happy or disappointed.

The deck is an idealized or romanticized view of the pirate life, not a historically accurate one. The LWB states: “Thanks to literature and cinema, pirates have become a symbol of courage and audacity, the emblem of freedom and adventure. . .This romantic legendary idea rather than their true history, rich in cruelty and notoriety, was the inspiration for the Pirate Tarot Cards.” Many of the scenes depicted in the cards could have been pluck... read more reviews.

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More About These Cards

Name: Tarot of Pirates
Creators: Bepi Vigna, Arturo Picca, M. Benevento
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Rider-Waite-Smith
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
The Fool is 0
Strength is 8
Justice is 11

Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 in. = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Card Language: Spanish, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Abstract design of blue and green swirls with an ocean feel.

Companion Material: Little white booklet in five languages.

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