Ring Cycle Tarot
The Ring Cycle Tarot is a complex, non-traditional tarot based on The Ring of the Nibelung, an opera by Wagner. The 78 cards are adapted from illustrations by Arthur Rackham and are part of a deep system based on the mythology, symbolism, plot, music and characters of the Ring Cycle.
Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Schiffer Books 2015
Ring Cycle Tarot review by medusawink
The Ring Cycle Tarot is an extraordinary deck created by Allegra Printz and published by Schiffer. It is based on Richard Wagner’s epic opera The Ring of the Nibelung, which tells the story of a cursed ring that wreaks havoc and destruction on the lives of all who possess it, and ultimately brings about the downfall of the gods. If this sounds a little familiar, yes Lord of the Rings, it is because both Wagner and Tolkien used the same source material for their inspiration – Scandinavian myths, particularly the Edda, the Icelandic Edda, and a mediaeval Teutonic epic poem - Nibelungenleid.
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) composed his epic 15 hour opera over a period of some 26 years (1848 – 1874) and unusually wrote both the libretto and music. The Ring of Nibelung is comprised of 4 o... read more reviews or write a review.
Similar Decks to Ring Cycle TarotTheme: Books & Literature, Fantasy
More About These CardsName: Ring Cycle Tarot
Creators: Allegra Printz
Publisher: Schiffer Books 2015
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Suits: Gods, Walsungs, Gibichungs, Nibelungs
Card Language: English
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: Head of a female Valkyrie in gold tones is mirrored on a grey background
Companion Material: 256-page companion book in English is packaged with the deck.