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Which of the three regional trump orders, was the original?

A question was posed on this forum recently about where the first tarot was. I took me a while to decide what I thought, and now I can't find that thread. So out of laziness I am starting a new one. Death at position XIII. In each of the three trump order regions, the Death card is trump number unlu...

Re: The Devil runs for office

With regards to the anvil, I don't think it is an anvil, at least not in Noblet. But it is not an objection to the idea that it is an anvil, that it is not the modern familiar anvil shape. In looking for Hellmouths, I've seen a few of the tortures inside them, and one is being laid on an anvil and h...

The three Zodiac cards in Noblet, and the Gemini in books of hours

This is another in the Tarocchi goes west series, on the SUN card, although I don't regard it as definitive. I have no theory that explains why Aquarius, Cancer, and Gemini, rather than some other zodiac signs, were chosen for Star, Moon, and Sun. I also don't know whether Noblet, or the Cary sheet ...

Re: Hellmouth on a busy day

It is hard to post such a long thing without making mistakes, late news -- I managed to fix both problems with the "edit" feature. Here's the problems that aren't there any more: AP's LaFovldre card didn't get posted AP hellmouth RH595.jpg The Towers topple image didn't get placed properly. it is at...

Hellmouth on a busy day

This is another in the Tarocchi Goes West series, concerning the trump which comes after The Devil in all orders, and is variously titled The House of the Devil, Lightning, The House of God, and The Tower. For this trump, we have a card by Geofroy as well as one by the AP. Here is Geofroy's, along w...

Re: The Devil runs for office

thanks for all these wonderful images, and most particularly, for the one from the museum in Rennes, which was not on my list of museums with worthwhile online manuscript collections, but will be. In Livre d'heures de Jean de Montauban (I think) I found a last Judgment where Christ is standing on a ...

The Devil runs for office

This is another in the Tarocchi Goes West series on individual trumps. This post is not about Sun, Moon, and Star, but I have been collecting images of the Cancer Zodiac sign from Books of Hours, and I concede now that the crustacean on the Cary card (and Noblet's card) looks very much like the Canc...

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