I think putting Pentacles on historical decks is downright shameful. It has no business there, but then, I don't think the historical decks should have any of the Lo Scarabeo style multi-language titles on them! Every time someone calls a Coin a Pentacle I want to ask "What the hell is a Pentacle?". Of course, on decks where that is the standard I certainly respect that and wouldn't call them a Coin either! (I might snicker, but I wouldn't call it a Coin. ;) )
And of course the Pope to High Priest and Popess to High Priestess is more of a switch in character than just a change in language and name.
But in historical terms, between Le Mat and Le Fou and Le Fol might give some indication of a difference that might add some insight into the understanding of the figure at that given time and place (or not!).
To be clear.. it is the Tarot of the Atlantean Dolphin Mermaid Goddesses:Nicole wrote: I think using the English words may lose some of the 'romance' of the deck, but how much romance is there in a Tarot of the Dolphin Mermaid Pirates anyway?
and the Angelic Vampire Pirate Cats Tarot:
... both copyright, yours truly, 2009.
However, putting eyepatches on the dolphins... I could have a whole new deck to market! Hmmm.