South & Central American Tarot Decks
Tarot decks from South and Central American countries such as Mexico or Chile, or based on Mayan, Incan, Aztec and other cultures.
The 2013 Oracle: Ancient Keys to the 2012 Awakening is a 34-card deck and book set inspired by South and Central American themes and symbols. The cards have iconic designs saturated in colour.
The Afro-Brazilian Tarot is dedicated to the divinities of the African Yoruban and Brazilian Candomble religions, and combines these and Santeria with the archetypes of tarot.
The Maya Deck has 45 cards with images in the style of Mayan stone carvings. It's based upon the spirituality, divination and culture of the Maya. The cards are divided into five suits - the Old Gods, the Astronomical Cards, Sacred Animal Cards, Sacred Form Cards and Day/Number Cards.
The Mayan Oracle: Return Path to the Stars is a set of 40 cards inspired by the teachings and symbolism of the Mayan civilisation. The cards are very spiritual and New Age in concept and encourage the evolution of a higher consciousness through their use in meditation.
The Mayan Tarot is inspired by the pre-Columbian, Central American culture of the Mayas. The colourful majors have the familiar cartoonish look of Mayan art, while the minors show a small rock etching-like illustration and large suit symbols.
Created by a scholar of Pre-Columbian people, this tarot focuses on the Mayan and Olmec peoples. The minors of the Mayan-Olmec Tarot show the costumes and daily life, the majors show leadership roles and sacred religious practices.
The creator has used the Tarot de Marseilles as a reference for the Mexican Tarot. The atmospheric cards show local personalities of Mexico City, beautifully photographed in black and white.
The Nahualli Animal Oracle is a serious oracle deck honouring animal energies, and their links with Aztec religion and civilisation. The artwork on the 39 cards is in primitive style.
The Rocambole Tarot is an 89-card deck of images of Toltec magic art. It was published in Russia in 2003 and the cards have titles in a geometric Russian font only.
The Santa Muerte Tarot is inspired by a female saint from Mexican religious culture - Our Lady of Holy Death. This 78 card tarot has superb artwork that is ironically full of life, depicting Santa Muerte and her skeleton cohort acting out the Rider-Waite style tarot scenes.
Chilean in culture and design, this 22 card art deck was created by artist Tito Calderón. The art of the Tarot Latino (also known as Tarot Bellavista) is brightly coloured and the titles are in Spanish.
The Tarot Namur is a majors only deck from Brazil, first published in 1986. The cards are colourful and filled with esoteric symbolism, and are titled in Portuguese.
The Tarot of the Dead is a humourous Tarot deck with scenes featuring empty-eyed skeletons in place of the more usual fully-fleshed human figures. The deck theme was inspired by the Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead. Originally self-published by the author, it's now available in a mass-produced edition from Llewellyn.
The Star Road Map is a 78-card divination deck, based on the worldview, deities and calendars of Mesoamerican cultures. The 78 cards are divided into gods and goddesses, the Cycle of Days, the Overworlds, the Underworlds, the Four Directions, and the Divine Intercessions.
The Toltec Oracle is a deck of 33 cards, featuring colorful artwork from original 16th-century Toltec sources. The deck incorporates Toltec spiritual principles and is intended to be a path for self-development, rather than fortunetelling.
Wisdom of the Maya is an oracle deck featuring images of stone carvings based on Mayan artistic symbolism. It has 45 cards, divided into five suits of Old Gods, astronomical cards, sacred animal cards, sacred form cards, and day/number cards. Now available as the Maya Deck.
Symbolism, numbering, scenes, figures, and art from the ancient Mayan culture have been fitted into the standard 78 card Tarot framework. The major arcana of the Xultun Tarot are untitled and use Mayan numbers only, but the minor arcana have English titles as well.