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Re: Valets-Slaves Reference

Well, it would seem that there is a precedent for equating the valet or jack with the slave after all: in the Persian/Indian game mentioned earlier, Ganjifa, spelt in many ways, we find not only the suit of slaves in some variations of the game, but also the jack-slave: "In an account about gamepla...

Re: Valets-Slaves Reference

I just discovered that the Grand Tarot Belline uses those designations. Looking up the history of that pack should clear up the mystery. E.g. https://thelilystonequarry.com/belline-gold/ Suits = Sicle, Coupe, Glaive, Sceptre Court = L’Esclave, Le Combattant, La Maitresse, Le Maitre Minors = pips + d...

Re: Valets-Slaves Reference

Very intriguing. Thanks, Ronan! (and welcome to the forum, unless you are a veteran with a new name). My first thought would have been Levi as well, but it feels like the cartomantic tradition has seeped into it. It is obviously before "Tarot Nouveau" began in France, where the Valets are clearly la...

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