Tarot of the Goddess
In Tarot of the Goddess I have tried to go beyond the Renaissance rendering of the gods and goddesses of the Classical world, to the mythologies and Goddesses which I feel lie beneath them. My main source is Sumerian mythology, but the whole Middle East and also India have contributed with various Goddesses.
Often this has led me to an interpretation of the cards that is slightly different from the traditional, and therefore also quite different images. This is also a very female deck, the only males appearing so far are in Consort (Emperor) and Lovers. Every card that doesn't absolutely have to be a male, I have made female, since I personally want to be able to identify with the deck and the various roles portrayed in it.
My next deck will probably be very, very traditional medieval, based on the earliest surviving decks. This one is wild!
Tarot of the Goddess is a deck in progress. So far I have painted eleven of the Majors, and most of the Wands, Swords and Coins. (Most of the Cups were done also, but as the deck has evolved, I feel that they no longer fit in, so I'm repainting them now. The old Cups can still be seen on the site.) I have sketches for most of the reamaining cards, and will add these as soon as I can. I am also in the process of writing an accompanying book, excerpts from which might appear here in the future.
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