I finally found out that the Bateleur Eagle was so named during the late crusades. It was named because of the Eagle's walk and landing- with tipping it's wings as if balancing with a pole. A tight rope walker- not a juggler, but maybe an acrobat.robert wrote: Do you think there is some connection to the Bateleur with a tightrope walker? I mean, is it just referring to the use of the stick? Or to the "juggler" aspect of him?
Now I was wondering if the Balancing act was the important aspect- someone who walks between the Church and the Street- a pun on the Priest? Like cards- the con of making your money dissapear? Those type of associations. Kind of like the Pea game- the Eucharist? First you see it, now you don't? An altar (the table) to the game?
No wonder this deck is Steve's wish list header- I love it.