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Wormweird Tarot

The Wormweird Tarot is a true tarot of horror - there are few romantic gothic visions in this deck! Described as "an Absinthe-fulled descent into a Victorian never-land of plague, dark magick and monsters", the cards feature skeletons and piles of bones, ghosts, ghouls and more. The images were created using stage illusions and wax sculptures that were then photographed.

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Created by George Highham
Tarot Deck - 79 Cards - eos press 2008


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Wormweird Tarot review by Tabbie Norton

Being a lover of horror houses, B-rated horror movies and the Tarot, this deck seemed a wonderful deck to add to me collection. How surprised was I upon receiving this deck that it is more than a deck to throw on the shelf! Absinthe is wrapped in mystery and myth. It can often illicit images of a lone figure, drinking in a dimly candlelit room, working with dark magick and mystery, while under the influence of mind maddening hallucinogens. This mystery along with the look and feel of the deck drew me in.

The deck comes as a set with 80 cards including: 22 Trumps, 40 Suit Cards, 16 Court Cards, Title Card and a Wild Card. The deck includes a 38 page book called “The Wormweird Codex or, The Anatomy of the Damned”. They arrive in a somewhat flimsy box and the box has a cuto...

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Theme: Dark & Gothic
Category: Changed Suit/Element Associations

More About These Cards


Name: Wormweird Tarot
Creators: George Highham
Publisher: eos press 2008
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 79
Major Arcana: 22
Minor Arcana: 56
Deck Tradition: Unique
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Nails, Shadows, Flames, Absinthe
Court Cards: Fetus, Knight, Lady, Lord
Major Titles: The Fool, The Alchemist, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel, The Scream, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Wormwood Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World
Card Titles: The Fool, The Alchemist, The High Priestess, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Chariot, Justice, The Hermit, The Wheel, The Scream, The Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, The Wormwood Devil, The Tower, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, Judgement, The World
The Fool is 0
Strength is 11
Justice is 8

Card Size: 5.35 x 3.31 in. = 13.60cm x 8.40cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Non-reversible
Back Design: Black and lime green. Silhouette of skeletal angel-type figure hanging by the neck from a thorny branch. Features chains and thorns.

Companion Material: 35-page, A5-sized booklet in English.












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